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42-102520

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 10/3/44; Gr Island 31/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 333BS/94BG [TS- ] Rougham 8/4/44; 332BS [XM- ] ; Missing in Action Berlin 29/4/44 with Joe McClurkin, Navigator: Chas Dulin, Bombardier: Clarry Meekin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Larry Rock, Radio Operator: Joe Fanning, Ball turret gunner: Bob Johnson, Waist gunner: Joe McCabe, Waist gunner: Dominic Leogrande,Tail gunner: Tony Gambardella (9KIA - three bodies picked up weeks later); Co-pilot: Ed Knowlden (POW- landed in sea but picked up by German flying boat); flak, crashed in North Sea three miles of Texel, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 4468.

Service

Units

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 332nd Bomb Squadron

    332nd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

People

  • Joseph Clurkin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group

  • Charles Dulin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 42-102520. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Joseph Fanning

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 #42102520. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Anthony Gambardella

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 #42102520. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Robert Johnson

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 #42102520. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Edward Knowlden

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 #42102520. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Dominic Leogrande

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Leogrande was shot down on 29 April 1944 in B-17 #42-102520. He died as a result of a flak burst, which exploded between him and the other waist gunner. Both bled to death and went down with the aircraft, which crashed 5km from Texel Island ...

  • Joseph McCabe

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 42-102520. Killed in Action. PH

  • Clarence Meekin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 #42102520. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Lawrence Rock

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 #42102520. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

Places

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Hollland 29 April 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4468 / MACR 7510 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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