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42-102480

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 7/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 1/5/44; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-N] Snetterton 2/4/44; on training mission 23/4/44, with John Brotbeck, Co-pilot: Chas Irving, Navigator: Ed Montgomery, Bombardier: Owen Womak, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Zalakar, Radio Operator: Jim Campbell, Radio Operator: Pete Kaminedes, Ball turret gunner: John Borneo, Waist gunner: Paul Nadeay, Waist gunner: Walt Froehlich, Tail gunner: George McGulley (11 Returned to Duty); bellied in on base. Sal 5/5/44.

Service

Units

People

  • John Borneo

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42102561. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Brotbeck

    Military | Major | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    John Brotbeck served as a pilot with the 337th Bomb Squadron of the 96th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Snetterton Heath.

  • James Campbell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42102561. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • John Flanyak

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    John Flanyak served as a bombardier with the 96th Bomb Group. On 8 May 1944, he was one of three crew members who managed to get their damaged B-17 42-38133 'Reluctant Dragon' back to base. The aircraft had been shot up by fighters and the other seven...

  • Walter Froehlich

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 42-102457 and crashed at Woessingen, near Pforzheim, Germany on 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42102561. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Charles Irving

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42102561. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • George McCulley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42102561. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • Edward Montgomery

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42-102561. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #5164 POW

  • Paul Nadeau

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42102561. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • Louis Pastore

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42102561. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2018 14:57:20 jhbrotbeck Changes to nicknames
Sources

Accident Reports
Snetterton Heath 1944

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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