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44-6199

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 2/6/44; Hunter 25/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 816BS/483BG Sterparone 14/7/44; Missing in Action Vienna 21/1/45 with Vic Prescott, Grimm, Bratlie, Santiago, Boraten, Gray, Foster, Caspar, Crandall, Shepherd (10 evaded capture - ret. 13/2/45); mech failure, crashed Kiskumajsa; Missing Air Crew Report 11539.

Service

Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    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...

  • 816th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Bernard Boraten

    Military | Corporal | Top turret | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jack Bratlie

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Kenneth Caspar

    Military | Corporal | Ball turret | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Billy Crandall

    Military | Corporal | Waist Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Foster

    Military | Corporal | Radio Operator | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Gray

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jacob Grimm

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Victor Prescott

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Juan Santiago

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Arthur Shepherd

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Long Beach, CA 1944

Built at Douglas.

Delivered Tulsa AAF, OK 2 June 1944

Delivered Tulsa AAF 2-Jun-44.

Assigned Sterparone, Italy 14 July 1944

Assigned 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF.

Crashed Kiskumajsa, Hungary 21 January 1945

Missing in Action Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crashed Kiskumajsa; MACR 11539.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2018 12:43:25 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/46708544

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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