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43-38595

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 22/8/44; Lincoln 1/9/44; Grenier 11/9/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-B] Horham 13/9/44; 6m, Missing in Action Cologne 17/10/44 with Arvil McCulley, Co-pilot: Jean Ericson, Navigator: Joe Kunze, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Andy Sweeney, Radio Operator: Bob Owen, Ball turret gunner: Ray Peck, Waist gunner: Wilhelm Hussong,Tail gunner: Sam Jelsomeno (8 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: Bill Kehoe (Killed in Action); flak hit #1 and #2 engine, left wing ablaze, dropped out of formation, jettisoned bombs and lost height rapidly before becoming obscured from sight, crashed Cologne, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 9471. STORMY WEATHER

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Vincent Blazquez

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. George McVay crew. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) night practice mission in B-17 42-31760 'Ikky-Poo' 6-Nov-44; failed to hear recall, baled out after flak hit Evaded (EVD) MACR 10418 ...

  • Jean Ericson

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Cologne on 10/17/44 in B-17 #4338595

  • Edward Fetherston

    Military | Sergeant | Radar Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Stand in for McVay crew. Failed to Return (FTR) night practice mission in B-17 42-31760 'Ikky-Poo' 6-Nov-44; failed to hear recall, landed Cottbus, Germany Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 10418 ...

  • Gilbert Frazer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Wilhelm Hussong

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner & Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Cologne on 10/17/44 in B-17 #4338595. Also was part of Stacie's Special crew at one time Was Ball Turret Gunner on all missions except the one where he was shot down...Rt. Waist Gunner

  • Sam Jelsomeno

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Cologne on 10/17/44 in B-17 #4338595

  • William Kehoe

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Aboard B-17 42-102951 25-Aug-44 Wounded in Action (WIA). Crashed at Cologne in B-17 43-38595 'Stormy Weather' Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 9471 Awards: PH (OLC).

  • David Kile

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. George McVay crew. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) night practice mission in B-17 42-31760 'Ikky-Poo' 6-Nov-44; failed to hear recall, landed Cottbus, Germany Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 10418 ...

  • Joe Kunze

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Cologne on 10/17/44 in B-17 #4338595

  • Arvil McCulley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) in B-17 43-38595 'Stormy Weather'; Crashed at Cologne on 17-Oct-44 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 9471 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Missions

  • 681

    17 October 1944

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Cologne, Germany 17 October 1944 – 17 October 1944

Missing in Action Cologne 17/10/44. Cause - flak, crashed Cologne, Germany. (8 x POW, 1 x KIA) Missing Air Crew Report MACR 9471.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2015 16:16:21 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
https://www.fold3.com/image/28719822

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:30 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 9471 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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