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42-107090

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 17/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Grenier 20/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 24/4/44; no ops, transferred 325BS/92BG [NV-T] Podington 7/5/44; Missing in Action Pirmasens, Munich, Ger 9/8/44 with Bill Schramm, Co-pilot: Howard Koepke, Navigator: John Shelton, Bombardier: Durwood Woods, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dick Serviss, Radio Operator: Walt Papunan, Ball turret gunner: Ed Salo, Waist gunner: Maury Brewer,Tail gunner: Jerome Schoen (9 Prisoner of War); flak KO’d three engines and crew bailed, crashed Glems, SE of Metzingen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 8077.

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

  • Maury Brewer

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by flak and crahed at Echterdingen on 8/9/44 in B-17 #42107090

  • Howard Koepke

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 9 August 1944 in AC #42107090. Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag Luft III. POW/ AM

  • Walter Papunen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Echterdingen on 8/9/44 in B-17 #42107090 POW

  • Edward Salo

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Echterdingen on 8/9/44 in B-17 #42107090 POW

  • Jerome Schoen

    Military | Corporal | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Echterdingen on 8/9/44 in B-17 #42107090``

  • William Schramm

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by flak and crahed at Echterdingen on 8/9/44 in B-17 #42107090 POW

  • Richard Serviss

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Echterdingen on 8/9/44 in B-17 #42107090 POW

  • John Shelton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Echterdingen on 8/9/44 in B-17 #42107090 POW

  • Durwood Woods

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Echterdingen on 8/9/44 in B-17 #42107090 POW

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...

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 9 August 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 8077 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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