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43-38265

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 14/7/44; Kearney 24/7/44; Grenier 7/8/44; Assigned 7BS/34BG Mendlesham 13/8/44; Missing in Action Kassel 2/10/44 with Bill McCage, Co-pilot: Lou Smith, Navigator: Gene Killoren, Bombardier: Bill Boatwright, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carlton Seaton, roJoe Cummings, Ball turret gunner: Bernie Burns, Waist gunner: Chas Camp,Tail gunner: Harry Peterson (9 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Muenchenhof, Ger?. Missing Air Crew Report 9369.

Service

Units

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 7th Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Boatright

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Muenchenhof in B-17 # 4338265

  • Bernard Burns

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Muenchenhof in B-17 #4338265

  • Charles Camp

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed at Muenchenhof in B-17 #4338265

  • Joseph Cummings

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Muenchenhof in B-17 #4338265

  • Dexter Jordan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 7BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Crew Chief of B-24 41-28851 'The Near Sighted Robin', B-17's 43-38403, 43-38265 and 43-38991 'Sweet Seventeen'. Awarded bronze star for 100 missions no aborts, the soldiers medal for risking his life to extinguish a...

  • Eugene Killoren

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Muenchenhof in B-17 #4338265

  • William McCage

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). 2 October 1944 in B-17 43-38265

  • Carlton McSeaton

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Muenchenhof in b-17 43-38265

  • Harry Peterson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 34th Bomb Group

  • Paul Schommer

    Military | Sergeant | Ground crew | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 7BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: GC, WWII Victory, EAME. Standing L-R Herbert Jahnke, Paul Schommer Kneeling L-R Sterling O Jones, Dexter B Jordan

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Places

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 2 October 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 9369 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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