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43-38294

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 18/7/44; Kearney 26/7/44; Grenier 7/8/44; Assigned 7BS/34BG [R2-O] Mendlesham 9/8/44; Missing in Action Kassel 22/9/44 with Dick Whited, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Edwin Moyer, Radio Operator: Marcel Washco,Tail gunner: Wallace Brauks (4 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Myron McDermott, Navigator: Wayne Jorgenson, Bombardier: Ken Lambert, Ball turret gunner: Clayton Mink,Tail gunner: Wallace Brauks (5 Prisoner of War); mid air coll with 43-38399 (34BG), crashed Hovelriege , NW of Paderborn, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10199. THE WRANGLER.

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

  • Wallace Brauks

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Had mid air collision on 9/22/44 in and crashed near Buren in B-17 #4338294 Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Wayne Garman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 22 September 1944 AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Wayne Jorgenson

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 34th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down near Buren on 9/22/44 in B-17 #4338294

  • Henry Lambert

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 34th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Had mid air collision and crashed near Buren on 9/22/44 in B-17 #4338294

  • Myron McDermott

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed near Buren on 9/22/44 in B-17 43-38294

  • Clayton Mink

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Buren in B-17 #4338294

  • Edwin Moyer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 22 September 1944 in AC #4338294 ...

  • Marcel Washco

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action 22 September 1944 in 43-38294.

  • Richard Whited

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 22 September 1944 in AC #4338294. DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

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 22 September 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 10199 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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