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43-38644

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 30/8/44; Hunter 15/9/44; Grenier 22/9/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-A] Snetterton 23/9/44; Missing in Action Berlin 5/12/44 with Munroe David, Co-pilot: Gene Mench, Navigator: Ira Halverson, Bombardier: Jim Hantges, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lester Holmgren, Radio Operator: Francis McCormick, Ball turret gunner: Jim March, Waist gunner: Jim Dickenson, Waist gunner: Edgar Eggen,Tail gunner: Jack Spadafino (10 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed SE of Parchim, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11343. GREEN WEENIE.

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People

  • George Bachman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | B17 Engineer | 96th Bomb Group
    Parents: George and Pauline (Matthias) Bachman they were married in March 1911 ...

  • Monroe David

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed ner Parchim in B-17 'Green Weenie' #43-38644 on 5 Dec 44

  • James Dickenson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    POW crashed near Parchim on 5 Dec 44 in B-17 'Green Weenie' #4338644

  • Edgar Eggen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    POW crashed near Parchim in B-17 'Green Weenie' #4338644 on 5 Dec 44

  • Ira Halverson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    POW crashed near parchim on 5 Dec 44 in B-17 'Green Weenie' #4338644

  • James Hentges

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    F/O James (Jim) N. Hentges (USAAF) WWII Veteran and POW. ...

  • Lester Holmgren

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    POW crashed near Parchim on 5 Dec 44 in B-17 'Green Weenie' #4338644

  • James March

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    POW crashed near Parchim on 5 Dec 44 in B-17 'Green Weenie' #4338644

  • Francis McCormick

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 96th Bomb Group
    POW crashed near Parchim on 5 Dec 44 in B-17 'Green Weenie' #4338644

  • Eugene Mench

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    POW crashed on 5 Dec 44 near Parchim in B-17 'Green Weenie' #4338644

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Places

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 5 December 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2019 22:04:45 Mwatson72 Changes to unit associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 11343
Loading Lists for missions: 720, 723, 725, 736

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2019 22:03:39 Mwatson72 Changes to nicknames, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 11343
Loading Lists for missions: 720, 723, 725, 736

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:31 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11343 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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