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44-6143

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 14/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG Kimbolton 10/6/44; Missing in Action Stralsund 6/10/44 with Emmett Doherty, Bill Harter, Gottfried Binder, Bob Cooke, Marvin Fossett, George Kozemczak, Jack Bishop, Vic Mortiz, Chas Perry (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Stralsund; Missing Air Crew Report 9362. MISS BEHAVEN.

Service

Units

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Gottfried Binder

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group

  • Jack Bishop

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 October 1944 in B-17 #446143 'Miss Behaven. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Cooke

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 October 1944 in B-17 #446143 'Miss Behaven. ' Prisoner of War (POW). 379th Bombardment Group Anthology pg 130 shows him in the 524th BS POW

  • Emmett Doherty

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 October 1944 in B-17 #446143 'Miss Behaven. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Marvin Fossett

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 October 1944 in B-17 #446143 'Miss Behaven. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Harter

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 October 1944 in B-17 #446143 'Miss Behaven. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Kozemczak

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 October 1944 in B-17 #446143 'Miss Behaven. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Victor Moritz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Stralsun, Germany power plant 6 Oct 1944 mission 'Miss Behavin' A/C lost altitude and ditched in the North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Charles Perry

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 October 1944 in B-17 #446143 'Miss Behaven. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Places

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) North Sea 6 October 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 9362 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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