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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 30/8/44; Lincoln 4/9/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-N] Snetterton 19/9/44; Missing in Action Mannheim 21/4/45 with Tom Oelker, Radio Operator: Fred Adams (2 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Bob White, Navigator: John England, Bombardier: Stan Kurtz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Emmett Clark, Ball turret gunner: Bill Bruder, Waist gunner: Ray Farrer,Tail gunner: Harry Hainline (7 Killed in Action); flak hit caused explosion, crashed Hockenheim, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11757. MAMMY YOKUM.

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Units

People

  • Frederick Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 96th Bomb Group
    POW crashed near Hockenheim on 21 Jan 45 in B-17 'Mammy Yokum' #4338659. Crashed on 21 Jan 45 in B-17 Mannheim mission 'Mammy Yokum' #4338659 Flak over Karlsruhe resulted in a direct hit and put his plane out of commission. Oelker jettisoned bo

  • William Bruder

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    KIA at Hockenheim in B-17 'Mammy Yokum' #4338659 Crashed on 21 Jan 45 in B-17 Mannheim mission 'Mammy Yokum' #4338659 Flak over Karlsruhe resulted in a direct hit and put his plane out of commission. Oelker jettisoned bombs but plane expl

  • Emmett Clark

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    KIA at Hockenheim in B-17 'Mammy Yokum' #4338659 Crashed on 21 Jan 45 in B-17 Mannheim mission 'Mammy Yokum' #4338659 Flak over Karlsruhe resulted in a direct hit and put his plane out of commission. Oelker jettisoned bombs but plane expl

  • John England

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    KIA near Hockenheim in B-17 'Mammy Yokum' #4338659. Crashed on 21 Jan 45 in B-17 Mannheim mission 'Mammy Yokum' #4338659 Flak over Karlsruhe resulted in a direct hit and put his plane out of commission. Oelker jettisoned bombs but plane explode

  • Ray Farrer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    KIA near Hockenheim in B=17 'Mammy Yokum' #4338659 Crashed on 21 Jan 45 in B-17 Mannheim mission 'Mammy Yokum' #4338659 Flak over Karlsruhe resulted in a direct hit and put his plane out of commission. Oelker jettisoned bombs but plane ex

  • Harold Hainline

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    KIA near Hockenheim in B-17 'Mammy Yokum' #4338659 Crashed on 21 Jan 45 in B-17 Mannheim mission 'Mammy Yokum' #4338659 Flak over Karlsruhe resulted in a direct hit and put his plane out of commission. Oelker jettisoned bombs but plane ex

  • Stanley Kurtz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    KIA near Hockenheim in B-17 'Mammy Yokum' #4338659. On Jan 15 Augsburg mission: Because of cloud cover few Bombardiers had a clear view of targets. One was St. Stan Kurtz aboard Lt. Tom Oelker's 'Mammy Yokum' where Oelker had to turn ba

  • Thomas Oelker

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    POW Crashed on 21 Jan 45 in B-17 Mannheim mission 'Mammy Yokum' #4338659 Flak over Karlsruhe resulted in a direct hit and put his plane out of commission. Oelker jettisoned bombs but plane exploded and cascaded to earth (11th mission) and all b

  • Robert White

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    KIA near Hockenheim in B-17 'Mammy Yokum' #4338659. Crashed on 21 Jan 45 in B-17 Mannheim mission 'Mammy Yokum' #4338659 Flak over Karlsruhe resulted in a direct hit and put his plane out of commission. Oelker jettisoned bombs but plane e

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 21 January 1945

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11757 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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