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44-6177

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 20/5/44; Kearney 30/5/44; Hunter 7/6/44; Morrison 17/6/44; Assigned 815BS/483BG Sterparone 7/7/44; Missing in Action Memmingen 18/7/44 with Russell Ward, Higgins, Anderson, Antonius, Fannon, Alfano, Wynkoop, Simpson, Durham (9 Prisoner of War); Jamieson (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Missing Air Crew Report 7099. DRY RUN.

Service

Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    Command
    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    Group
    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 815th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Tommie Alfano

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Asst Engineer | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: SS, AM (2OLC), GC, PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harold Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Antonious

    Military | Colonel | Bombardier | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Durham

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: SS, AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Fannon

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Michael Higgins

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Jamieson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armourer / Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. 45 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg, last seen outside his ball turret wounded and clipping on his parachute; Killed in...

  • Charles Simpson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Russell Ward

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Wynkoop

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Places

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Long Beach, CA 1944

Built at Douglas.

Delivered Tulsa AAF, OK 20 May 1944

Delivered Tulsa AAF 20-May-44.

Assigned Sterparone, Italy 7 July 1944

Assigned 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF.

Crashed Ravensburg, Germany 18 July 1944

Missing in Action Memmingen 18/7/44 enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; MACR 7099.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2018 20:01:18 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28709629

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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