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42-102584

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM- ] Rougham 8/4/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Tom Williams, Co-pilot: Edwin Waite, Navigator: Joe Davis, Bombardier: Lew Ranck, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ken McLean, Radio Operator: Herb Schoket, Ball turret gunner: Jerry Pasquale, Waist gunner: Casimir Skomski, Waist gunner: Wayne Waters,Tail gunner: J.W. Smith (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Obergonderhausen, 12 miles SW of Koblenz, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 15260. BOTTLED IN BOND.

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

  • Joe Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42102584 'Bottled In Bond. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Kenneth McLean

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42102584 'Bottled In Bond. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Jerry Pasquale

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42102584 'Bottled In Bond. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lewis Ranck

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42102584 'Bottled In Bond. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Herbert Schoket

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42102584 'Bottled In Bond. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Casimir Skomski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42102584 'Bottled In Bond. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • J Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42102584 'Bottled In Bond. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edwin Waite

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-102584 'Bottled In Bond'. Prisoner of War (POW). Lt Waite questionnaire page placed mistakenly in MACR 2242 (381stBG, 534th BS) on page #22. POW

  • Wayne Waters

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42102584 'Bottled In Bond. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Thomas Williams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42102584 'Bottled In Bond. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Missions

  • 353

    12 May 1944

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) Germany 12 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2019 19:58:06 phil marchese Changes to markings
Sources

AAM image.
FLYING FORTRESS 1936 1945

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2018 00:04:24 jvbednarski Changes to unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

received information from surviving crew member

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 15260 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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