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43-38925

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 12/10/44; Dow Fd 24/10/44; Assigned 833BS/486BG Sudbury 25/10/44; Missing in Action Mannheim 21/1/45 with George Holdefer, Theo Odell, Sante Fasan, Fred Hermann, John Dellafave, Terry Victor, Sol Shindel, Chas McGee, Joe Ginney (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Ingstettin, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11798.

Service

Units

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 833rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Dellafave

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Muensingen in B-17 #4338925 on 21 Jan 45

  • Sante Fasan

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Muensingen on 21 Jan 45 in B-17 #4338925

  • Frederick Hermann

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Muensingen on 21 Jan 45 in B-17 #4338925

  • George Holdefer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Muensingen on 21 Jan 45 in B-17 #4338925 ...

  • Joseph Kinney

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Muensingen on 21 Jan 45 in B-17 #4338925

  • Charles Magee

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Muensingen on 21 Jan 45 in B-17 #4338925

  • Theodore O'Dell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Muensingen on 21 Jan 45 in B-17 #43-38925, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Sol Shindel

    Military | Corporal | Ball Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Muensingen on 21 Jan 45 in B-17 #4338925

  • Teny Victor

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Muensingen on 21 Jan 45 in B-17 #4338925

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 21 January 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 May 2019 02:41:16 dholdefer Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

The Baltimore Sun (Fred Rasmussen) and son David Holdefer

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:34 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11798 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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