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42-102678

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-R] Horham 3/5/44; 42m, Missing in Action Merseburg 2/11/44 with Willis Pozola, Co-pilot: Barton McNeill, Navigator: Bob Strachen, Bombardier: Bill Livingstone, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Hill, Radio Operator: Tony Capone, Ball turret gunner: Vince Lauricelia, Waist gunner: Leo Moser (8 Prisoner of War);Tail gunner: Jim Martin (Killed in Action); crashed Gottingen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10309. OLE WORRYBIRD.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Anthony Capone

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Rahmel, Poland in B-17 'Ole Worrybird' 42-102678 hit by flak burst lost 2 engines and fell out of formation 2-Nov-44 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 10309. ...

  • Raymond Hill

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Rahmel, Poland in B-17 'Ole Worrybird' 42-102678 hit by flak burst lost 2 engines and fell out of formation, crashed near Gottigen on 11/2/44 in B-17 'Ole Worrybird' #42102678,...

  • Vincent Lauricella

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Rahmel, Poland in B-17 'Ole Worrybird' 42-102678 hit by flak burst lost 2 engines and fell out of formation 2-Nov-44 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 10309. ...

  • William Livingstone

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Rahmel, Poland in B-17 'Ole Worrybird' 42-102678 hit by flak burst lost 2 engines and fell out of formation 2-Nov-44 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 10309. ...

  • Barton MacNeill

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 17 combat missions from September 8, 1944 to November 2, 1944. Flew resupply mission to Warsaw, Poland in support of Freedom Fighters. September 18, 1944 awarded Polish Freedom Cross. ...

  • James Martin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Rahmel, Poland in B-17 'Ole Worrybird' 42-102678 Fatally hit in tail position by flak burst 2-Nov-44 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10309. Awards: AM(2OLC), PH.

  • Leo Moser

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Rahmel, Poland in B-17 'Ole Worrybird' 42-102678 hit by flak burst lost 2 engines and fell out of formation 2-Nov-44 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 10309. ...

  • Willis Pozolo

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Rahmel, Poland in B-17 'Ole Worrybird' 42-102678 hit by flak burst lost 2 engines and fell out of formation, crashed near Gottigen on 11/2/44, Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Robert Strachen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Rahmel, Poland in B-17 'Ole Worrybird' 42-102678 hit by flak burst lost 2 engines and fell out of formation 2-Nov-44 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 10309. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Göttingen, Germany 2 November 1944 Р2 November 1944

Missing in Action Merseburg 2/11/44 (8 Prisoner of War); (1 x Killed in Action); crashed Gottingen, Germany. Missing Air Crew Report MACR 10309.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 March 2016 07:51:10 t@tfba.com Changes to description and events
Sources

John Bentz Navigator Log

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2015 20:15:28 Al_Skiff Changes to markings and events
Sources

AAM DB Entry.

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2015 12:24:19 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/95thbg-aircraft/95th-b-17-s-1942

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 10309 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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