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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 7/7/44; Kearney 18/7/44; Grenier 4/8/44; Assigned 333BS/94BG Rougham 5/8/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 7/10/44 with George Davies, Pete Matturo, Whitman Singletary, Fred Menefree, Mark Cordell, Henry Cawood, Lt Jack Lancaster tg (7 Killed in Action); Maj Alf Lambert, John Paulussen, George Cullen (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft set left wing on fire, crashed Wiehe, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 9553.

Service

Units

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 333rd Bomb Squadron

    333rd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

People

  • Robert Birney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator, Commanding Officer | 384th Bomb Group
    Bob Birney was assigned to the 547th Bomb Squadron on 5 February 1945 and completed 26 missions between 19 February 1945 and 20 April 1945.

  • Henry Cawood

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Wiehe in B-17 'Georgias Peaches' #4338208

  • Mark Cordell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Wiehe in B-17 'Georgias Peaches' #4338208

  • George Cullen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 94th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Wiehe on 10/7/44 in B-17 'Georgias Peaches' #4338208

  • George Davies

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Wiehe in B-17 'Georgias Peaches' #4338208

  • Alfred Lambert

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Wiehe on 10/7/44 in B-17 'Georgias Peaches' #4338208

  • Jack Lancaster

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Wiehe in B-17 'Georgias Peaches' #4338208

  • Peter Matturro

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Wiehe in B-17 'Georgias Peaches' #4338208. Attende Public School 19 in Queens, New York. Attended Peter Stuyvesant High School, Manhattan, New York. Attended the University of Alabama for one year. Left the University...

  • Freddie Menefee

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Wiehe in B-17 'Georgias Peaches' #4238208

  • John Paulussen

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Wiehe on 10/7/44 in B-17 'Georgias Peaches' #4338208

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Places

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 7 October 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 9553 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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