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44-8903

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 20/1/45; Dow Fd 14/2/45; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-G] Podington 20/3/45; Missing in Action Dresden 17/4/45 with Art Huether, Frank Jones (2 Prisoner of War); Jim Sussman, Maurice Brookhouse, Owen Olson, Bob Bon, Elwood Johnson, Joe O’Hara (6 Killed in Action); mid air coll with 43-39110 (92BG), crashed near Dresden, Ger; Salvaged 4/1/46. Missing Air Crew Report 14052.

Service

Units

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group's 327th Bomb Squadron was the only Eighth Air Force squadron to fly YB-40s in combat. YB-40s were B-17s modified to fly as a heavily armed escort for other bombers. They were flown on missions between May and June 1943. Between May 1943...

  • 327th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Bon

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Had mid air and crashed near Dresden in B-17 #448903

  • Maurice Brookhouse

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA). Had mid air and crashed 22 km south of Dresden, Germany, in B-17 #448903.

  • Arthur Huether

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Had mid air and crashed near Dresden on 4/17/45 in B-17 #448903

  • Elwood Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA). Had mid air and crashed 22 km south of Dresden, Germany, in B-17 #448903.

  • Frank Jones

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Had mid-air and crashed near Dresden on 4/17/45 in B-17 #448903 POW

  • Joseph O'Hara

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Had mid air and crashed near Dresden in B-17 #448903

  • Owen Olson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Had mid air and crashed near Dresden in B-17 #448903

  • James Sussman

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    James J. Sussman was born in 1918 in New York City, Borough of the Bronx, State of New York. Mr. Sussman was one of five brothers all of whom served in WWII. Mr. Sussman's brother, Milton, lost a leg at Normandy. ...

Places

  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Dippoldiswalder Heide, Dresden, Germany 17 April 1945 – 17 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2016 13:26:53 EM311 Changes to description and events
Sources

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flugzeugkollision_über_der_Dippoldiswalder_Heide

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 14052 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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