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42-102918

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 17/4/44; Hunter 29/4/44; Grenier 14/5/44; Assigned 342BS/97BG Amendola 26/5/44; first 15AF aircraft to land in Russia on shuttle mission after bombing Debrecen marshalling yards 2/6/44; Missing in Action Munich 19/7/44 with 1Lt Marion W Williams, 2lt Robert E Frost, 2lt Albert Lee Thomas, 2Lt Morris Brownstein, T/Sgt Angelo J Cirigliano, Sgt Kenneth H Smith, Sgt Frank J Compton, Sgt Charles Androshi, S/Sgt Walter S Bond, Sgt Charles W Ranson, Sgt Herbert R Bauer; flak hit caused fire in bomb bay, aircraft went into a spin and tail broke off, crashed Ascheim; Missing Air Crew Report 6688; IDIOT'S DELIGHT.

Service

Units

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 342nd Bomb Squadron
  • 15th Air Force

Places

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Seattle, WA, USA 1944

Built at Boeing.

Delivered 722, 6207 Missile Dr, Cheyenne, WY 82005, USA 17 April 1944

Delivered Cheyenne AAF 17-Apr-44.

Assigned 71040 Amendola FG, Italy 26 May 1944

Assigned 342BS, 97BG, 15AF Amendola 26-May-44.

Crashed Aschheim, Germany 19 July 1944

Missing in Action Munich 19-Jul-44 flak hit caused fire in bomb bay, aircraft went into a spin and tail broke off, crashed Ascheim MACR 6688.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 August 2017 15:41:38 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29099558

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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