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44-8528

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 5/10/44; Grenier 22/10/44; Assigned 834BS/486BG [2S-L] Sudbury 25/10/44; 46m Missing in Action Parchim 7/4/45 with Carl Krenz (Knez), Ed Grenchus, Bill Murphy, Theo O’Neill, Dominic Wesolowski, John Wolff, Bob Crews tg, Edwin Morrell (sj (8 Prisoner of War); Roland Fricault (evaded capture); Tom McMahon (Killed in Action); flak, crashed Seehausen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11487. FLAK SACK.

Service

Units

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 834th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Crews

    Military | Tail Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Seehausen on 7 Apr 45 in B-17 #448528

  • Roy Frawley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group

  • Roland Fricault

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) crashed near Seehausen on 7 Apr 45 in B-17 #448528

  • Edward Grenchus

    Military | Co-Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashe dnear Seehausen on 7 Apr 45 in B-17 #448528

  • Carl Krenz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Seehausen on 7 Apr 45 in B-17 #448528

  • Thomas Mahon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 486th Bomb Group

  • Edwin Morrell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Spot Jammer, Spot Jammer; Radio Operator | 486th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Seehausen on 7 Apr 45 in B-17 #448528 The Germans took him to a Catholic Hospital nearby as he was injured, he was never processed as a Prisoner of War (POW) 2 Purple Hearts, Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Clusters

  • William Murphy

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 486th Bomb Group

  • Theodore O'Neill

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Seehausen on 7 Apr 45 in B-17 #448528

  • Dominik Wesolowski

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Seehausen on 7 Apr 45 in B-17 #448528

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 7 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 December 2016 17:06:02 flyer17 Changes to nicknames
Sources

386th website

Date Contributor Update
23 December 2016 02:54:54 flyer17 Changes to nicknames
Sources

486th website

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 14187 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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