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42-102464

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; with David Steele force landed base 16/4/44; Dow Fd 6/5/44; Assigned 750BS/457BG Glatton [G] 7/5/44; Missing in Action Le Bouget A/fd 14/6/44 with Chas Blackwell, Co-pilot: Theo Baskette, Radio Operator: Ed Nabozny, Waist gunner: Francis McCall (4 evaded capture); Navigator: Irving Meyers, Bombardier: Verne Boon, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tom Howard, Waist gunner: Tom Leahy,Tail gunner: Sylvester Kuraszkiewicz (5 Prisoner of War); flak hits KOd two engine, crashed Fluery-la-Faret, 25 miles W of Beauvais, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 5805. WHAT’S NEXT?

Crash site photo - http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Fate/RLP070.HTML

Service

Units

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 750th Bomb Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Theodore Baskette

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 June 1944 in B-17 #42102464. Evaded.

  • Charles Blackwell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group

  • Verne Boon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 June 1944 in B-17 #42102464. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Burkholder

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber Co-pilot / Fighter pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 750BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Detached for Special duties with 1st Scouting Force. Transferred to 857BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Francis Call

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 457th Bomb Group

  • Thomas Howard

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner, Top Turret Gunner; Engineer | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 June 1944 in B-17 #42102464. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Sylvester Kuraszkiewicz

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner, Tail Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Upon landing at Nutts Corner, Ireland on ferry flight from Goose Bay, Labrador on 23 Jan 1944, B-17G #42-97459 ran off the end of the runway due to high landing speed and a wet runway. RTD. ...

  • Thomas Leahy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 457th Bomb Group

  • Irving Meyers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 457th Bomb Group
    Upon landing at Nutts Corner, Ireland on ferry flight from Goose Bay, Labrador on 23 Jan 1944, B-17G #42-97459 ran off the end of the runway due to hig landing speed and a wet runway. RTD. Shot down 14 June 1944 in B-17 #42102464. Prisoner of War (POW)...

  • Edward Nabozny

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 457th Bomb Group

Places

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 14 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2017 11:12:49 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Fate/RL05.HTML

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 5805 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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