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42-107077

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 14/2/44; Gr Island 3/3/44; Grenier 23/3/44; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-D] Polebrook 7/4/44; Missing in Action 32m Augsburg 19/7/44 with Richard Chapman, Navigator: Lewis Page, tog-Ken Graham, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Earl Russell, Radio Operator: Albert Binsfield (5 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Bill Arther, Ball turret gunner: Jim Laverty, Waist gunner: Harry Hoff,Tail gunner: Oscar Kemp (4 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Ober-Gunzberg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 7556. SHOO SHOO BABY.

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

  • William Arther

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). Shot down by fighters and crashed at Guenzberg in B-17 Shoo Shoo Baby 42-107077 on 7/19/44

  • Albert Binsfield

    Military | Sergeant First Class | Radio Operator | 351st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Obergünzburg, Germany, Germany on 7/19/44 in B-17 Shoo Shoo Baby #42107077` POW

  • Richard Chapman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Guenzberg on 7/19/44 in B-17 Shoo Shoo Baby #42107077 POW

  • Kenneth Graham

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Guenzberg on 7/19/44 in B-17 Shoo Shoo Baby #42107077 POW

  • Harry Hoff

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Guenzberg in B-17 Shoo Shoo Baby #42107077

  • Oscar Kemp

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Guenzberg in B-17 Shoo Shoo Baby #42107077

  • James Laverty

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Guenzberg in B-17 Shoo Shoo Baby #42107077

  • Lewis Page

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 351st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Guenzberg on 7/19/44 in B-17 Shoo Shoo Baby #42107077 bailed out. Delivered to police post by civilians.

  • Earl Russell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Guenzberg on 7/19/44 in B-17 Shoo Shoo Baby #42107077 POW

Places

  • 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) Augsburg, Germany 19 July 1944

Shot down near Obergünzburg, Germany

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2015 14:55:01 abinsfield Changes to markings
Sources

MACR #:7556

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2015 21:27:45 abinsfield Changes to markings
Sources

Informed by Father

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2015 17:32:43 abinsfield Changes to events
Sources

MACR #: 7556

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2015 17:17:04 abinsfield Changes to nicknames, description, events and place associations
Sources

MACR #: 7556

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7556 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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