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42-102455

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Gt Falls 6/3/44; Cheyenne 4/4/44; Hunter 18/4/44; Grenier 5/5/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-Z] Horham 8/5/44 LUCKY LADY; with H.E. Hansen force landed B-58 Melsbroek, Bel 6/2/45; with G.T. Purdy force landed A-96 Toul-Ochey, France 4/3/45; 85m, transferred 351BG Polebrook 21/5/45; Salvaged 31/5/45. SCREAMING EAGLE.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 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...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Vincent Blazquez

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. George McVay crew. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) night practice mission in B-17 42-31760 'Ikky-Poo' 6-Nov-44; failed to hear recall, baled out after flak hit Evaded (EVD) MACR 10418 ...

  • Edward Fetherston

    Military | Sergeant | Radar Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Stand in for McVay crew. Failed to Return (FTR) night practice mission in B-17 42-31760 'Ikky-Poo' 6-Nov-44; failed to hear recall, landed Cottbus, Germany Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 10418 ...

  • Gilbert Frazer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Harold Hansen

    Military | 93rd Bomb Group

  • David Kile

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. George McVay crew. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) night practice mission in B-17 42-31760 'Ikky-Poo' 6-Nov-44; failed to hear recall, landed Cottbus, Germany Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 10418 ...

  • George McVay

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) night practice mission in B-17 42-31760 'Ikky-Poo' 6-Nov-44; failed to hear recall, landed Cottbus, Germany Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 10418 ...

  • Charles O'Brien

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. George McVay crew. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) night practice mission in B-17 #42-31760 'Ikky-Poo' 6-Nov-44; failed to hear recall, landed Cottbus, Germany. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 10418 ...

  • Glenn Purdy

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Robert Shaffer

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

  • Carl Slivinski

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 24 combat missions. McVay crew. Failed to Return (FTR) night practice mission in B-17 42-31760 'Ikky-Poo' 6-Nov-44; failed to hear recall, landed Cottbus, Germany Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 10418 ...

Places

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Melsbroek, 1820 Steenokkerzeel, Belgium 6 February 1945

Force landed B-58 Melsbroek, Belgium 6/2/45. Pilot Lt H E Hansen.

Crashed 4 March 1945

Force landed A-96 Toul-Ochey, France 4/3/45. Pilot Lt G T Purdy.

Salvaged Polebrook, Peterborough, Northamptonshire PE8, UK 31 May 1945

Salvaged 31/5/45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 15:33:08 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations and place 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

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