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42-102450

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 96BG Snetterton 7/4/44; transferred 336BS/95BG Horham 8/4/44; with W.G. Helm force landed A-71 Clastres, France 29/12/44; 85m, Missing in Action Chemnitz 3/3/45 with Bob Duncan, Co-pilot: Tom Harvey, Navigator: Rudi Kelody, Bombardier: Sgt Elbert McKernan, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chester Bohlender, Radio Operator: Edwin Peter, Ball turret gunner: John Carr, Waist gunner: Harvey Wirth,Tail gunner: Courtney Kelly, (9 Killed in Action); mid air coll with 42-97376 (384BG), crashed Schonbeck, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 12889. PAISANO.

Service

Aircraft

  • 42-97376 'Aunt Callie's Baby' 'She Fox' 'Lucky Lady'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/2/44; Kearney 10/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-J] Horham 7/4/44 AUNT CALLIE'S BABY; on 5/9/44 with A.P. Salvia, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: J.S. Wood [wia]; detailed Merseburg 28/9/44 with J.C. Walter, (8...

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Units

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron
  • 336th Bomb Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Chester Bohlender

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Schonebeck in B-17 'Paisano' #42102450

  • Chester Bohlender

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • John Carr

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Schonebeck in B-17 'Paisano' #42102450

  • John Carr

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Robert Duncan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Schoenbeck in B-17 'Paisano' #42102450

  • Robert Duncan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Ernest Erickson

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot - B-17 - March - September 1944 - Horham UK | 95th Bomb Group
    An Aviator's Dream: The Man From Painted Woods * Biography of Lt. Ernest Anders Erickson ...

  • Thomas Harvey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Schonebeck in B-17 'Paisano' #42102450

  • Thomas Harvey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Warren Helm

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

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Missions

  • 861

    3 March 1945

Places

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Clastres, France 29 December 1944

Force landed A-71 Clastres, France 29/12/44. Pilot Lt Warren G Helm.

Crashed Schönbeck, Germany 3 March 1945 – 3 March 1945

Missing in Action Chemnitz 3/3/45. Cause - mid air coll with 42-97376 (384BG), crashed Schonbeck, Germany. (9 x KIA) Missing Air Crew Report MACR12889.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 13:27:07 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry Correction.

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 13:15:09 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, aircraft associations, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/95thbg-aircraft/95th-b-17-s-1942

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 12889 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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