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44-8547

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 16/10/44; Hunter 19/11/44; Dow Fd 28/12/44; Assigned 836BS/487BG [2G-E] Lavenham 2/1/45; Missing in Action Kiel 8/4/45 with Leon Milner, Clem Swan, Ed Sherman, Elmer Schramm, Lt Tony Bamberg tg (5 Killed in Action); Irving Bellow, John Jackson, Bob Bullion, Lt Stan Wechsler mission pilot) (4 Prisoner of War); mid air coll with 43-38958 (303BG); crashed Neustadt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 13742.

Service

Units

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 836th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Anthony Bamberg

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot/Command Pilot | 487th Bomb Group
    nthony Owen "Tony" Bamberg was the fourth of five children born to Lorenz and Mayme (Kain) Bamberg. He was born on April 14, 1920 in Alton, Iowa. Tony enlisted in the US Army on February 10, 1941 and ultimately transferred to the Air Corps (which would...

  • Irving Bellow

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Neustadt on 4/8/45 in B-17 #44-8547

  • Bobby Bullion

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Neustadt on 4/8/45 in B-17G #44-8547

  • John Jackson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 487th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Neustadt on 8 Apr 1945 in B-17G #44-8547

  • Leon Milner

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 487th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Neustadt in B-17 #448547

  • Elmer Schramm

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 487th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Neustadt in B-17 #44-8547

  • Edward Sherman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 487th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Neustadt in B-17 #44-8547

  • Clement Swan

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 487th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Neustadt in B-17G #44-8547

  • Stanley Wechsler

    Military | Lieutenant | Mickey Operator, Pathfinder Operator | 487th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Neustadt on 4/8/45 in B-17G #44-8547

Places

  • Lavenham

    Military site : airfield
    Lavenham was built as a standard USAAF bomber airfield, with fifty hardstandings, T2 hangars and 2,000 and 1,400 feet runways. John Laing and Son Ltd. carried out the work in 1943, and the airfield opened in April 1944. The 487th Bomb Group occupied...

Events

Event Location Date
Delivered Cheyenne, WY 16 October 1944
Assigned Lavenham Airfield, UK 2 January 1945
Failed to Return (FTR) Hof, Germany 8 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2020 00:02:34 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, markings and events
Sources

https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/b17/44-8547/

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 13742 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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