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42-107044

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 4/2/44; Presque Is 6/3/44; Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-L] Podington 25/3/44; Missing in Action Sorau, Ger 11/4/44 with John Weaver, Bombardier: John Donohue, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bert Bailiff, Radio Operator: Jim Underwood, Ball turret gunner: Bob Thomas, Waist gunner: Woodrow Rains, Waist gunner: Henry Garcia,Tail gunner: Bob Whitford (8 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Sam Appleby, Navigator: Paul Miller (2KIA-escape hatches jammed); enemy aircraft caused mid-air explosion, crashed Isenbuttel, 11 miles N of Brunswick, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 3675.

Service

Units

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 325th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Samuel Appleby

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #42107044. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Bert Bailiff

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #42107044. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Donohue

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #42107044. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Henry Garcia

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #42107044. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Paul Miller

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #42107044. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Woodrow Rains

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #42107044. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Thomas

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #42107044. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Underwood

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #42107044. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Weaver

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #42107044. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Whitford

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #42107044. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 11 April 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3675 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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