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44-6913

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 16/12/44; Grenier 3/1/45; Assigned 837BS/487BG Lavenham 5/2/45; Missing in Action Brandenburg 10/4/45 with Ed Sell, Ben Hauck, Luther Robinson, John Peters, Bob Brownstein, Solomon Snyder (6 Prisoner of War); Jim McKinney, George Phillips, Johnn Giannini {tg}, Arnold Edwards {sj} (4 evaded capture); jet enemy aircraft, crashed Zobbenitz, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 13885. QUEEN OF HEARTS.

Service

Units

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 837th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Brownstein

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Zobbenitz on 4/10/45 in B-17 'Queen of Hearts' 44-6913.

  • Arnold Edwards

    Military | Staff Sergeant | SJ, Spot Jammer | 487th Bomb Group
    10 April 1945. Evaded (EVD) Plane was B-17 'Queen of Hearts' #446913

  • John Giannini

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) Crashed near Zobbenitz on 4/10/45 in B-17G 'Queen of Hearts' #44-6913

  • Benjamin Hauck

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 487th Bomb Group
    11 missions flown in 1945. Shot down on 10 April 1945. Prisoner of War (POW) until 10 May 1945. Stalag Luft IIA. Plane was B-17G #44-6913 'Queen of Hearts'. ...

  • James Kinney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 487th Bomb Group

  • John Peters

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 487th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Zobbenitz on 10 Apr 1945 in B-17G #44-6913 'Queen of Hearts'. Luckily all the crew survived the crash.

  • George Phillips

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier | 487th Bomb Group

  • Lloyd Quarles

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Flew 35 missions with the Peterson Crew. Flew on B-17G #43-38044 'Piccadilly Lilley' and B-17G #44-6913 'Queen of Hearts'. St Nazaire U-Boat Pen mission on 17 Nov 1942 they took flak and it knocked the oxgen m" Air Medal w 5/Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Luther Robinson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Zobbenitz on 10 Apr 1945 in B-17G #44-6913 'Queen of Hearts'.

  • Edward Sell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 487th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Zobbenitz on 4/10/95 in B-17G #44-6913 'Queen of Hearts'.

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Places

  • Lavenham

    Military site : airfield
    Lavenham was built as a standard USAAF bomber airfield, with fifty hardstandings, T2 hangars and 2,000 and 1,400 feet runways. John Laing and Son Ltd. carried out the work in 1943, and the airfield opened in April 1944. The 487th Bomb Group occupied...

Events

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 13885 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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