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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 23/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK- ] Chelveston 8/7/44; Missing in Action Karlsruhe 9/8/44 with Marion Wood, Navigator: Theo Redlein, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Morris Duchen, Radio Operator: Harry Snyder, Waist gunner: Irvin Johnson (5 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Julius Kopplin, Bombardier: Buryl Heffron, Ball turret gunner: Jules Adler,Tail gunner: Stan Smolkowski (4 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft hits and ship blew up, crashed Beinheim, W of Rastatt, Ger, Missing Air Crew Report 8068.

Service

Units

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Jules Adler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Beinheim on 8/9/44 in B-17 #4337965 POW

  • Morris Duchen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer, Top Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Beinheim in B-17 #4337965

  • Buryl Heffron

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Beinheim on 8/9/44 in B-17 #4337965

  • Irvin Johnson

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Beinheim in B-17 #4337965

  • Julius Kopplin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Beinheim on 8/9/44 in B-17 #4337965 POW

  • Theodore Redlein

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Beinheim in B-17 #4337965

  • Stanley Smolkowski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Beinheim on 8/9/44 in B-17 #4337965 POW

  • Harold Snyder

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Beinheim in B-17 #4337965

  • Marion Wood

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Beinheim in B-17 #4337965

Places

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 9 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 8068 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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