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42-107050

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 7/2/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 1/5/44; no ops, transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-O] Horham 4/5/44; 24m, Missing in Action Merseburg 7/10/44 with Joe Farrar, Co-pilot: Don Robinson, Navigator: Albt Monnett, Bombardier: Jack Abadie, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wade Minor, Radio Operator: Roy Patocka, Ball turret gunner: Maurice Clabaugh, Waist gunner: Bob Reyburn,Tail gunner: Clark Houston (9 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Sommerda, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 9561. DELTRESS aka TORNADO JR.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Jack Abadie

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Nose Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Sommerda on 10/7/44 in B-17 'Tornado Jr' #42107050

  • Maurice Clabaugh

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Sommerda on 10/7/44 in B-17 'Tornado Jr' #42107050 Purple Heart, Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Clusters

  • Joseph Farrar

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Sommerda on 10/7/44 in B-17 'Tornado Jr. ' #42107050

  • Clark Houston

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Sommerda on 10/7/44 in B-17 'Tornado Jr' #42107050

  • Wade Minor

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Sommerda on 10/7/44 in B-17 'Tornado Jr' #42107050

  • Albert Monnett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Sommerda on 10/7/44 in B-17 'Tornado Jr' #42107050

  • Roy Patocka

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed ear Sommerda on 10/7/44 in B-17 'Tornado Jr' #42107050

  • Robert Reyburn

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Sommerda on 10/7/44 in B-17 'Tornado Jr' #42107050

  • Donald Robinson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Sommerda on 10/7/44 in B-17 'Tornado Jr' #421007050

Places

  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Sömmerda, Germany 7 October 1944 – 7 October 1944

Missing in Action Merseburg 7/10/44. (9 Prisoner of War); shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed Sommerda, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 9561.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2015 12:35:10 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/95thbg-aircraft/95th-b-17-s-1942

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 9561 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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