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42-102424

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 2/3/44; Gr Island 10/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-D] Podington 7/4/44; Missing in Action Cologne 5/10/44 with Conrad Richards, Loren Welden, Russell Bina (3 Killed in Action); Wallace McClaflin, Jim Kane, John McGraw, Lou Swanson, Don Hensley, Don Summerfield (6 Returned to Duty); mech fault, ditched Channel; Missing Air Crew Report 9347. EL LOBO.

Service

Units

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 325th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Russell Bina

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Had mechanical failure and crashed into channel in B-17 El Lobo #42102424

  • Wallace Claflin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

  • Donald Hensley

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    RTD had mechanical failure and crashed into channel on 10/5/44 in B-17 El Lobo #42102424

  • James Kane

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    RTD Mechanical failure and crashed into channel in B-17 "El Lobo" 42-102424 on 10/5/44

  • John McGraw

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner / Engineer | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Had mechanical failure and crashed into channel on 10/5/44 in B-17 'El Lobo' #42-102424, Killed in action.

  • Conrad Richards

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mechanical Failure and crashed into channel in B-17 El Lobo #42102424

  • Donald Summerfield

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    RTD Had mechanical failure and crashed into channel on 10/5/44 in B-17 El Lobo #42102424

  • Louis Swanson

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    RTD Had mechanical failure and crashed into channel on 10/5/44 in B-17 El Lobo #42102424

  • Loren Welden

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mechanical failure and crashed into channel in B-17 El Lobo #42102424

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
Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) English Channel 5 October 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 9347 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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