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42-102446

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Gr Island 21/3/44; Presque Is 6/4/44; Langford Lodge 7/4/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-M] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; Missing in Action Oberpfaffenhofen 24/4/44 with Everett Bailey, Co-pilot: Jim Burry, Bombardier: Jesse Greenbaum, Ball turret gunner: Tony Melazzi, Waist gunner: Dick Sendlback,Tail gunner: Sid Pratt (6 Killed in Action); Navigator: Chas Wallach, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Newall, Radio Operator: Bill Silag, Waist gunner: Dick Hollingsworth (4INT); flak damage then shot down by Swiss AF, crashed Lake Greifensee, Switz; Missing Air Crew Report 4347. (aircraft recovered from lake 29/8/53 with Burry’s body, then later scrapped.) LITTLE CHUB.

Service

Units

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Everett Bailey

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42102446 'Little Chub. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • James Burry

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42102446 'Little Chub. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Jesse Greenbaum

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42102446 'Little Chub. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Richard Hollingsworth

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42102446 'Little Chub. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Anthony Melazzi

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42102446 'Little Chub. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Raymond Newall

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42102446 'Little Chub. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Sidney Pratt

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42102446 'Little Chub. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Richard Sendlback

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42102446 'Little Chub. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • William Silag

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42102446 'Little Chub. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Charles Wallach

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42102446 'Little Chub. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Interned.

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) and Interned (INT) Switzerland 24 April 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4347 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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