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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 11/8/44; Hunter 22/8/44; Grenier 6/9/44; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-N] Polebrook 21/9/44; Missing in Action 4m Nurnberg 3/10/44 with Chas Cregar, Sanford Groendyke, Jim Timmie, Ed Huth, Elwood Zigenfus, Chas Weller, Cecil McWhorter, Tom Richardson (8 Prisoner of War); John Dwyer (Killed in Action); flak, crashed Stellnau, Ger?; Missing Air Crew Report 9358.

Service

Units

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 511th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Cregar

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    Dad would never discuss the war, Mom said it brought up terrible memories. He regretted the death of his one crew member, and never discussed POW with anyone. When he returned home I was about 2 or 3. A friend related that he thought of becoming a...

  • John Dwyer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 351st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Stellnau in B-17 34338518 ...

  • Sanford Groendyke

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Stellnau on 10/3/44 in B-17 #4338518

  • Edward Huth

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Stellnau on 10/3/44 in B-17 #4338518

  • Cecil McWhorter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Stellnau on 10/3/44 in B-17 #4338518

  • Thomas Richardson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Stellnau on 10/3/44 in B-17 #4338518

  • James Timmie

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 351st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Stellnau on 10/3/44 in B-17 #4338518

  • Charles Weller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Stellnau on 10/3/44 in B-17 #4338518

  • Elwood Zigenfus

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 351st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Stellnau on 10/3/44 in B-17 #4338518

Places

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 3 October 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 9358 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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