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43-39184

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 30/12/44; Dow Fd 10/1/45; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-U] Nuthampstead 27/2/45; (22m) Missing in Action Neumunster 13/4/45 with Emil Martinek, Navigator: Roger Campbell, Radio Operator: Alf Cason, Ball turret gunner: Francis Gardippe, Waist gunner: Ed Steele,Tail gunner: Dave Lawler (6 Prisoner of War), Co-pilot: Theo Kline, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Floyd Aaron (2 Killed in Action); exploded, crashed Bad Oldesloe, near Garbeck, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 14176.

Service

Units

  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 398th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire on strategic bombing raids over Germany. The Group switched focus in the days before D-Day, when they targeted enemy positions on the Cherbourg peninsula. When the Allied...

  • 601st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Floyd Aaron

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Missing in Action (MIA) 13 April 1945 Neugmunster, Germany. Bombs from one of our planes in the formation exploded in mid-air after release and damaged this aircraft.

  • Roger Campbell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 398th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1945 in B-17 #4339184. Prisoner of War (POW). Bombs from one of our planes in the formation exploded in mid-air after release and damaged this aircraft. POW

  • Alfred Cason

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 398th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1945 in B-17 #4339184. Prisoner of War (POW). Bombs from one of our planes in the formation exploded in mid-air after release and damaged this aircraft. POW

  • Francis Gardippe

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1945 in B-17 #4339184. Prisoner of War (POW). Bombs from one of our planes in the formation exploded in mid-air after release and damaged this aircraft. POW

  • Theodore Kline

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1945 in B-17 #4339184. Killed in Action (KIA). Bombs from one of our planes in the formation exploded in mid-air after release and damaged this aircraft.

  • David Lawler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1945 in B-17 #4339184. Prisoner of War (POW). Bombs from one of our planes in the formation exploded in mid-air after release and damaged this aircraft. POW

  • Emil Martineck

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1945 in B-17 #4339184. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edward Steele

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1945 in B-17 #4339184. Prisoner of War (POW). Bombs from one of our planes in the formation exploded in mid-air after release and damaged this aircraft. POW

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 13 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 14176 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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