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42-102482

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 7/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-A] Snetterton 8/4/44; Missing in Action Berlin 8/5/44 with Harry Eye, Co-pilot: Leland Baker, Ball turret gunner: Bill Latta[died of wounds in hospital] (3 Killed in Action); Navigator: Joe McElroy, Bombardier: Carl Thinnes, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Chase, Radio Operator: Bill Pierson, Waist gunner: W.C. Parnell, Waist gunner: Jack McIlraith,Tail gunner: Leroy Chamberlain (7 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crash landed two miles W of Wolfenbuettel, nine miles S of Brunswick, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4575.

Service

Units

People

  • Leland Baker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42102482. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • Leroy Chamberlain

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42102482. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Chase

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42102482. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harold Eye

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42102482. Crashed west of Wolfenbuettal, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • William Latta

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42102482. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • Joseph McElroy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42102482. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Jack McIlraith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Jack McIlraith served as a waist gunner with the 339th Bomb Squadron of the 96th Bomb Group. Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42102482. Prisoner of War (POW) at Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12. Flew on Harold Eye crew.

  • W Parnell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42102482. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Pierson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42102482. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Carl Thinnes

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42102482. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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) Fümmelse, Wolfenbüttel, Germany 8 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2015 21:11:17 mmc14 Changes to person associations
Sources

from the son of a crewmember

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4575 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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