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44-6580

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 15/9/44; Dow Fd 2/10/44; Assigned 832BS/486BG [3R-P] Sudbury 14/10/44 FLAK SAK; 834BS [2S-P]; landing accident with John Frazier 3/12/44; 40m Missing in Action Brandenburg 10/4/45 with Ken Dolan, tog-Larry Maxim, Radio Operator: Ralph Covert, Ball turret gunner: Oscar DeMan, Waist gunner: Dave Nicolette (5 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Ken Lamer, Navigator: John Murphy, Waist gunner: Jack Marks,Tail gunner: Chas Sarokas (4 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Zeisar, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 14188, FLAK SAK aka DREAM KING.

Service

Units

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 834th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Ralph Covert

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 486th Bomb Group

  • Kenneth Dolan

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group

  • Roy Frawley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group

  • Kenneth Lamer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 486th Bomb Group

  • Oscar Man

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group

  • Jack Marks

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group

  • Larry Maxim

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted | 486th Bomb Group

  • John Murphy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 486th Bomb Group

  • David Nicholette

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 486th Bomb Group

  • Charles Sarockas

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 486th Bomb Group

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 10 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 December 2016 17:07:38 flyer17 Changes to nicknames
Sources

386th website

Date Contributor Update
23 December 2016 17:03:11 flyer17 Changes to nicknames
Sources

386th website

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 14188 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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