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42-102700

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 26/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Dow Fd 3/5/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-Z] Horham 4/5/44; 22m, Missing in Action Paris 2/8/44 with Capt Bob Baber, Co-pilot: Jasper Kaylor, Navigator: Ray Dallas, Bombardier: Frank Sohm, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Oscar Walrod, Radio Operator: Bill Hill, obs-Capt Elmer Bockman mission pilot (7 Killed in Action); Ball turret gunner: Don Phillips, Waist gunner: Barney Lipkin,Tail gunner: Walt Collyer (3 Prisoner of War); flak set left wing on fire, crashed Cesny-aux-Vignes, SE of Caen, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 7701. I'LL GET BY.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Baber

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Pilot B-17 42-102700 "I'll Get By" Shot down by flak and crashed near Lisieux. 2-8-44. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Elmer Bockman

    Military | Captain | Command Pilot, Pilot, Mission | 95th Bomb Group
    Mission Command Pilot B-17 "I'll Get By" 42-102700. Shot down by flak and crashed near Lisieux. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Walter Collyer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Tail Gunner B-17 "I'll Get By" 42-102700, Shot down by flak and crashed near Lisieux on 8/2/44, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Raymond Dallas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Navigator B-17 "I'll Get By" 42-102700, Shot down by flak and crashed near Lisieux. 2-8-44. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Hill

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Radio Operator B-17 "I'll Get By" 42-102700, Shot down by flak and crashed near Lisieux. 2-8-44. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Jasper Kaylor

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Co-Pilot B-17 "I'll Get By" 42-102700, Shot down by flak and crashed near Lisieux. 2-8-44. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Barney Lipkin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Right Waist Gunner in B-17 "I'll Get By" 42-102700, Shot down by flak and crashed near Lisieux on 2/8/44. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Donald Phillips

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Ball Turret Gunner in B-17 "I'll Get By" 42-102700, Shot down by flak and crashed near Lisieux on 2/8/44. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Frank Sohm

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17 "I'll Get By" 42-102700, Shot down by flak and crashed near Lisieux. 2-8-44. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Oscar Walrod

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Top Turret Gunner B-17 "I'll Get By" 42-102700, Shot down by flak and crashed near Lisieux. 2-8-44. Killed in Action (KIA).

Missions

  • 510

    2 August 1944

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Cesny-aux-Vignes, France 2 August 1944 – 2 August 1944

Missing in Action Paris 2/8/44. Cause - flak set left wing on fire, crashed Cesny-aux-Vignes, SE of Caen, France. (3 x POW, 7 x KIA) Missing Air Crew Report MACR7701.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2015 10:49:36 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, place associations and mission 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 7701 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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