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43-38001

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 836BS/487BG Lavenham 10/7/44; transferred 835BS/486BG [H8-B] Sudbury 27/10/44; 58m Missing in Action Dresden 17/4/45 with Dick Allbright, Co-pilot: Bob Miller, Navigator: Carl Runge, Bombardier: Milton Carmack, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Merle Davison, Radio Operator: Junior Raines, Ball turret gunner: Edgar Coghill, Waist gunner: Styles Westbrook,Tail gunner: Bernie Poole (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed near Saaz, Czecko.. Missing Air Crew Report 14197. (last 486 crew shot down) OH MISS AGNES.

Service

Units

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 835th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Richard Allbright

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Dresden on 17 Apr 45 in B-17 'Old Miss Agnes' #4338001

  • Milton Carmack

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Dresden on 17 Apr 45 in B-17 'Old Miss Agnes' #4338001

  • Edgar Coghill

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Dresden on 17 Apr 45 in B-17 'Old Miss Agnes' #4338001

  • Merle Davison

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Dresden on 17 Apr 45 in B-17 'Old Miss Agnes' #4338001

  • Robert Miller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Dresden on 17 Apr 45 in B-17 'Old Miss Agnes' #4338001

  • Bernard Poole

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    18 missions. Shot down on 19th over Brux, Austria (mission to Dresden) on 17 April 1945 in B-17 #4338001 'Old Miss Agnes. ' Escaped and evaded until 5 May. Prisoner of War (POW). AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ POW 1 fighter

  • Junior Raines

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Dresden on 17 Apr 45 in B-17 'Old Miss Agnes' #4338001

  • Carl Runge

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Dresden in B-17 'Old Miss Agnes' #4338001

  • Styles Westbrook

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Dresden on 17 Apr 45 in B-17 'Old Miss Agnes' #4338001

Places

  • Lavenham

    Military site : airfield
    Lavenham was built as a standard USAAF bomber airfield, with fifty hardstandings, T2 hangars and 2,000 and 1,400 feet runways. John Laing and Son Ltd. carried out the work in 1943, and the airfield opened in April 1944. The 487th Bomb Group occupied...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 17 April 1945

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 14197 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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