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42-102392

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/44; Gt Falls 2/3/44; Hunter 14/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [OR- ] Bassingbourn 22/4/44; Missing in Action 7m Troyes 1/5/44 with Albt McCardle, Co-pilot: Joe Vandenboom, Navigator: Cliff Stanton, Bombardier: Everett Lunde, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Standley, Radio Operator: Roy Neuman, Waist gunner: Don Kowall,Tail gunner: Guy Johnson (8 Killed in Action); Ball turret gunner: Harry McMurray, Waist gunner: Rex Silver (2 Prisoner of War); direct flak hit in cockpit, crashed near Raversijde Afd, three miles SW of Ostende, Bel; Missing Air Crew Report 4465. COOL PAPA.

Service

Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Albert Cardle

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • Guy Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 30 April 1944 in B-17 #42102392. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Donald Kowall

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 30 April 1944 in B-17 #42102392. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Everett Lunde

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 30 April 1944 in B-17 #42102392. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Harold Murray

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • Roy Neumann

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 30 April 1944 in B-17 #42102392. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Rex Silver

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 30 April 1944 in B-17 #42102392. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Billy Standley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 30 April 1944 in B-17 #42102392. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Clifford Stanton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • Joseph Vandenboom

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 30 April 1944 in B-17 #42102392. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

Places

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 1 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4465 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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