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42-102475

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 7/3/44; Hunter 9/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX- ] Snetterton 1/5/44; Missing in Action Karlsruhe 27/5/44 with Wilbur Brean, Navigator: Bob Egan, Bombardier: Bob Kleinder, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albt Fancea, Radio Operator: Glen Galbreath, Ball turret gunner: Marion Magnum,Tail gunner: Gene Fava (7 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Bill Hill, Waist gunner: Bill Brindley, Waist gunner: Jack Dark (3 Prisoner of War); mid air coll with 42-102561 (96BG), broke in half; crashed a mile N of Stein, near Pforzheim, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 5162.

Service

Units

People

  • Wilbur Brean

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in target area and crashed at Stein near Pforzheim, Germany in B-17 #42102475. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • William Brinley

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42102475. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Jack Dark

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42102475. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Egan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42102475. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • Albert Fancea

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group

  • Eugene Fava

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42102475. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • Glen Galbreath

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42102475. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • William Hill

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42102475. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Kliender

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42102475. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • Marion Magnum

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42102475. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

Places

  • 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
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 27 May 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 5162 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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