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43-39110

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Hunter 7/12/44; Dow Fd 21/12/44; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-E] Podington 4/3/45; Missing in Action Dresden 17/4/45 with John Paul, Pete Taylor (2 Prisoner of War); Nathan Shane, E.J. Pruit, Reinhold Hoffman, Joe Budzius, Tom Shanahan, Bradford Mathewson (6 Killed in Action); mid air coll with 44-8903; crashed near Dresden; Missing Air Crew Report 14053. NAUGHTY NANCY.

Service

Units

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group's 327th Bomb Squadron was the only Eighth Air Force squadron to fly YB-40s in combat. YB-40s were B-17s modified to fly as a heavily armed escort for other bombers. They were flown on missions between May and June 1943. Between May 1943...

  • 327th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Joseph Budzius

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed near Dresden in B-17 #4339110

  • Reinhold Hoffman

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Dresden Mid air collision in B-17 #4339110

  • Bradford Mathewson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed near Dresden on 4/17/45 in B-17 #4339110

  • John Paul

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Dresden on 4/17/45 in B-17 #4339110 POW

  • E Pruitt

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed at Dresden in B-17 #4339110

  • Thomas Shanahan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed at Dresden in B-17 #4339110

  • Nathaniel Shane

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Dresden in B-17 #4339110 Mid air collision. a German priest witnessed an SS soldier shooting him. The Germans lated and arrested the SS soldier. The priest recorded Lt Shane's death in the church burial register. There...

  • Peter Taylor

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Mid air collision and crashed near Dresden on 4/17/45 in B-17 #4339110 POW

Places

  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Dippoldiswalder Heide, Dresden, Germany 17 April 1945 – 17 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2016 13:37:40 EM311 Changes to nicknames
Sources

this record

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2016 13:36:54 EM311 Changes to events
Sources

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flugzeugkollision_%C3%BCber_der_Dippoldisw...

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2016 13:07:07 EM311 Changes to description
Sources

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flugzeugkollision_über_der_Dippoldiswalder_Heide

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 14053 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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