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42-102949

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 21/4/44; Kearney 2/5/44; Grenier 15/5/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 30/6/44; transferred 508BS/351BG [YB-G] Polebrook 1/7/44; Missing in Action 22m Augsburg 19/7/44 with Herb Konecheck, Co-pilot: Barrett Levinsky, Navigator: Joe Difranks, Radio Operator: Guerino Lostocco, Ball turret gunner: Jim Ocamb, Waist gunner: Phil Hersey,Tail gunner: Max Hainet (7 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Ken Landstrom,ettg-Chas Wiles, (2 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Stossberg, near Allgau, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 7557.

Service

Units

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 510th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Joseph DiFranks

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 351st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed near Stossberg in B-17 #42102949

  • Max Hainert

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed near Stossberg in B-17 #42102949

  • Philip Hersey

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed near Stossberg in B-17 #42102949

  • Herbert Konecbeck

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed near Stossberg in B-17 #42102949

  • Kenneth Landstrom

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed near Stossberg on 7/19/44 in B-17 #42102949 POW

  • Barrett Levinsky

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed near Stossberg in B-17 #42102949

  • Guerino Lostocco

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 351st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed near Stossberg in B-17 #42102949

  • Frank Muhleman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 508BS, 351BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Ocamb

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed near Stossberg in B-17 #42102949

  • Carl Rogge

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 508BS, 351BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x missions. Award: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x battle stars).

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Places

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 19 July 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7557 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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