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42-102917

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 17/4/44; Kearney 5/2/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-E] Deenethorpe 30/5/44; Missing in Action Dessau 20/7/44 with Jack Frederick, John Kirkbride, John Szungyi, Ray Nagle, Ken Fritts, Emerson Roberts, Walt Jenkins, Morton Warnow, Edgar Pierson (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Numansdorp, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 7546.

Service

Units

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Jack Frederick

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down on 6th mission on 20 July 1944, Leipzig, Germany, in B-17 #42102917. Prisoner of War (POW) until VE Day.

  • Kenneth Fritts

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 July 1944 in B-17 42-102917. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Walter Jenkins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 July 1944 in B-17 #42102917. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • John Kirkbride

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 July 1944 in B-17 #42102917. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Raymond Nagle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 July 1944 in B-17 #42-102917, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Edgar Pierson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 July 1944 in B-17 #42102917. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Emerson Roberts

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Six combat missions from 6 July to 20 July 1944: Munich, Leipzig twice, Peenemunde, Calais twice. Shot down 20 July 1944 in B-17 #42102917. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • John Szungyi

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 July 1944 in B-17 #42102917. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Morton Warnow

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 July 1944 in B-17 42-102917. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

Places

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Dessau, Dessau-Roßlau, Germany 20 July 1944
Crashed 3281 Numansdorp, Netherlands 20 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7546 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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