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42-102509

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 10/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-A] Bassingbourn 22/4/44; Missing in Action Leipzig 20/7/44 with Art Hultin, Co-pilot: Capt Bill Martin, Navigator: Bob Hart, Bombardier: Maurice Bonomo, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Woodrow Roberts, Radio Operator: Homer Dumont, Ball turret gunner: Bob Meyers, obs-Capt Art Koscinsli, Waist gunner: Frank Franklin,Tail gunner: John Paget (10 Prisoner of War); flak set ship abaze, crashed Laudenbach, S of Aschaffenberg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 7274. THE LIBERTY RUN.

Service

Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Maurice Bonomo

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Lautenbach on 7/20/44 in B-17 The Liberty Run #42102509 POW

  • Homer Dumont

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Lautenbach on 7/20/44 in B-17 The Liberty Run #42102509 POW

  • Frank Franklin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Lautenbach on 7/20/44 in B-17 The Liberty Run #42102509 POW

  • Robert Hart

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Lautenbach on 7/20/44 in B-17 The Liberty Run #42102509 POW

  • Arthur Hultin

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Lautenbach on 7/20/44 in B-17 The Liberty Run #42102509 POW

  • Arthur Koscinski

    Military | Captain | Observer | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Luatenbach on 7/20/44 in B-17 The Liberty Run #42102509 POW

  • Bill Martin

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Lautenbach on 7/20/44 in B-17 The Liberty Run #42102509

  • Robert Meyers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Lautenbach on 7/20/44 in B-17 The Liberty Run #42102509. Parachuted into Germany and was Prisoner of War (POW). Spent time in hospital due to injuries to foot and leg. Liberated by Russian troops. POW

  • John Paget

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Lautenbach on 7/20/44 in B-17 The Liberty Run #42102509 ...

  • Woodrow Roberts

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

Places

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 20 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7274 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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