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42-107015

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 26/1/44; Presque Is 3/2/44; Assigned 750BS/457BG [W] Glatton 3/3/44; Missing in Action Berlin 21/6/44 with Bob Krumm, Co-pilot: Leo Green, Navigator: Frank Vandevelde, Bombardier: Joe Hibbs, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Bridges, Radio Operator: Anthony Tozzi, Ball turret gunner: Marion Belt, Waist gunner: Jim Coleo,Tail gunner: Harry Dusseau (9INT); mech fault, two engines out, crash landed Rinkaby, Swed; Missing Air Crew Report 6005 (left 29/6/45). Returned to the USA Bradley 14/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 25/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 14/12/45.

Service

Units

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 750th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Marion Belt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Had mechanical failure and landed in Sweden on 6/21/44 in B-17 #42107015 INT

  • Robert Bridges

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Had mechanical failure and landed in Sweden on 6/21/44 in B-17 #42107015 INT

  • James Cole

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Had mechanical failure and landed in Sweden on 6/21/44 in B-17 #42107015 INT

  • Harold Dusseau

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 457th Bomb Group
    Had mechanical failure and landed in Sweden on 6/21/44 in B-17 #42107015 INT

  • Leo Greene

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Had mechanical failure and landed in Sweden on 6/21/44 in B-17 #42107015 INT

  • Joseph Hibbs

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Had mechanical failure and landed in Sweden on 6/21/44 in B-17 #42107015 INT

  • Robert Krumm

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Pilot of B-17 #42107015 landed in Sweden on 21 June 1944. Interned. Killed in Action (KIA), Korean War.

  • Anthony Tozzi

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Had mechanical failure and landed in Sweden on 6/21/44 in B-17 #42107015 INT

  • Frank Vandevelde

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 457th Bomb Group
    Had mechanical failure and landed in Sweden on 6/21/44 in B-17 #42107015 INT

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 21 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 6005 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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