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42-102565

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-M/H] Nuthampstead 27/4/44.
On mission of 30/8/44 with Bill McCartney, (8 Returned to Duty); Navigator: Darrell Argubright (KIA-bailed out over Baltic Sea when smoke started in fuselage, fire put out and ship came home to land RAF Langham, Nfk.; (68m)

Failed to return from Misburg 26/11/44 with Ben Rolfe, Co-pilot: Paul Doyle, Navigator: Vernon Anderson, Bombardier: Dick Rimmer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Price, Radio Operator: Frank Iaconis, Ball turret gunner: Jim Coulson, Waist gunner: Arthur Schmidt,Tail gunner: Tom Pozder (9 Killed in Action); flak, crashed into Ijsselmeer, near Zwolle, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 11147.
THE UGLY DUCKLING.

Service

Units

  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 398th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire on strategic bombing raids over Germany. The Group switched focus in the days before D-Day, when they targeted enemy positions on the Cherbourg peninsula. When the Allied...

  • 601st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Joseph Adelman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 398th Bomb Group

  • Vernon Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 398th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 November 1944 in B-17 #42102565 'The Ugly Duckling. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Darrell Argubright

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 398th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Bailed out over target 30 Aug, 1944 Kiel, Germany

  • James Coulson

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 November 1944 in B-17 #42102565 'The Ugly Duckling. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Paul Doyle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 November 1944 in B-17 #42102565 'The Ugly Duckling. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Guarisco

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 398th Bomb Group

  • David Haight

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 398th Bomb Group

  • Ralph Hall

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 398th Bomb Group

  • Leroy Hill

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 398th Bomb Group

  • Frank Iaconis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 November 1944 in B-17 #42102565 'The Ugly Duckling. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

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Missions

  • 590

    30 August 1944
    End of Operation Overlord.

  • 725

    26 November 1944

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to return IJsselmeer, Netherlands 26 November 1944

Aircraft written off (damaged beyond repair) at Ijsslmeer, Netherlands.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 January 2015 12:46:56 general ira snapsorter Changes to description, events and mission associations
Sources

FTR detail updated from : http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=49614

Date Contributor Update
28 January 2015 12:07:40 general ira snapsorter Changes to mission associations
Sources

Associated mission from details given at http://www.airmen.dk

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11147 / MACR 8457 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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