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42-102607

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Kearney 2/4/44; Grenier 4/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-F] Nuthampstead 20/4/44; (40m) Missing in Action Magdeburg 28/9/44 with Russell Conrow, Co-pilot: John McCann, Navigator: Jim Stephens, Bombardier: Herb Faber, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Walt Hinich, Radio Operator: Ed Madden, Ball turret gunner: Chas King, Waist gunner: Capt Bill Hendrickson, Waist gunner: Bob Downing,Tail gunner: Joe Hughes (10 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Schorstedt, NW of Stendahl, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 9382. [?9381] LODIAN.

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

  • John Cann

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 398th Bomb Group

  • Russell Conrow

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Helmstedt in B-17 'Lodian' #42102607 24 Sept 1944

  • Robert Downing

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Helmstedt in B-17 'Lodian' #42102607 on 9/28/44

  • Herbert Faber

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Helmstedt on 9/28/44 in B-17 'Lodian' #42102607

  • William Hendrickson

    Military | Captain | Left Waist Gunner | 398th Bomb Group

  • Walter Hinich

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Helmstedt on 9/28/44 in B-17 'Lodain' #42102607

  • Joseph Hughes

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Helmstedt on 9/28/44 in B-17 'Lodian' #42102607

  • Charles King

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Helmstedt on 9/28/44 in B-17 'Lodian' #42102607

  • Edward Madden

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Helmstedt on 9/28/44 in B-17 'Lodian' #42102607

  • James Stephens

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Helmstedt on 9/28/44 in B-17 'Lodian' #42102607; Hit by flack on route to target Magdeburg, Germany 24/Sept/1944

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Places

  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 28 September 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 9382 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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