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43-38020

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 16/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned 834BS/486BG [2S-P] Sudbury 13/7/44; {31m} Missing in Action Grafenwohr 8/4/45 with Art Sauler (Killed in Action); Dale Thompson, Howard Aden, Chas Evans, George Coronis, Ed Supe, Wilbur Roden, Dave Willey, Jim Gartrell (8 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Rehau, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 13887. MISS ANTHRACITE.

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...

  • 834th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Howard Aden

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Rehau on 8 Apr 45 in B-17 #4338020

  • George Coronis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Rehau on 8 Apr 45 in B-17 #4338020

  • Charles Evans

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Rehau on 8 Apr 45 in B-17 #4338020

  • James Gartrell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Rehau in B-17 #4338020

  • Wilbur Roden

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Rehau on 8 Apr 45 in B-17 #4338020

  • Arthur Sauler

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Rehau in B-17 #4338020. He was a replacement pilot in late Dec. 44. His body was found in a village cemetery and later sent to Arlington DFC

  • Edward Supe

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Rehau on 8 Apr 45 in B-17 #4338020

  • Dale Thompson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Rehau on 8 Apr 45 in B-17 #4338020

  • David Willey

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Rehau on 8 Apr 45 in B-17 #4338020

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 8 April 1945

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 13887 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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