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42-102422

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 2/3/44; Hunter 15/3/44; Morrison 7/4/44; Assigned 816BS/483BG Sterparone 17/4/44; Missing in Action Memmingen 18/7/44 with Tim Gunn, Fuehrer, Cashman, Howland, Fischetti, Nicholas, Frieman, Odiorne, Niezgocki (9 Killed in Action); Jaski wg (Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Schwarserd [spelling?], Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 7098.

Service

Units

  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    Group
    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 816th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Kay Cashman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 483rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action 18 July 1944 B-17 42-102422 shot down by enemy aircraft and crashed in the vicinity of Memmingen, the target of the mission.

Places

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) 87700 Memmingen, Germany 18 July 1944
Crashed 87700 Memmingen, Germany 18 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 April 2019 15:31:11 phil marchese Changes to production block number and manufacturer
Sources

Baugher, USAAF SRIAL NUMBERS

Date Contributor Update
25 March 2019 22:40:14 phil marchese Changes to markings
Sources

Marc Poole at FLYING FORTRESS 1936 1945 disscussion of CATFISH , March 24-26, 2019

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2019 19:39:43 phil marchese Changes to markings
Sources

AAM image.
Freeman; THE FLYING FORTRESS STORY.

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2018 12:07:19 Lucy May Changes to description and events
Sources

Added events from biographical information. MACR reports that aircraft was attacked by fighters between Kempten, the IP, and Memmingen, the target. It reports that the aircraft crashed in the vicinity of the target.
https://www.fold3.com/image/1/28709497

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2018 02:18:47 Melissa Nourigat Changes to media associations
Sources

Family memoirs from KV Cashman leather bound military journal.

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2018 01:44:47 Melissa Nourigat Changes to nicknames, markings and description
Sources

KV Cashman's personal memoirs from his leather bound writing journal.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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