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41-24432

B-17 Flying Fortress

B-17F 41-24432 was assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-E] Bangor 2-Sep-42; Bassingbourn 1-Oct-42; transferred 324BS [DF-E]; Missing in Action Romilly-sur-Seine 11m 20-Dec-42 (9-man crew) 8KIA 1 POW MACR 5381.

P 1Lt Dan W. Corson (KIA); CP 2Lt Bruce H. Brown (KIA)
N 1Lt Mark B. Connor (KIA): B 2Lt Reeves S. Carper (KIA),
E/TTG TSgt Martin G. Bacon, Jr., (KIA) RO TSgt Edwin D Byrdic (KIA),
BTG SSgt Robert L. Ferris,Jr. (KIA) WG SSgt Salvatore J. Dalterio (POW),
TG SSgt Jackson M. Barbour

Service

Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

People

  • Martin Bacon

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 20 December 1942 in B-17 41-24432 'Danellen' while serving as Engineer/Top Turret Gunner. Killed in Action (KIA). Shot down by Major 'Pips' Piller, JG26. Crashed in Bernieres-Tosny, France. First American aircraft to crash in Normandy. Parts...

  • Jackson Barbour

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 20 December 1942 in B-17 41-24432 'Danellen' while serving as Tail Gunner. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Bruce Brown

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 20 December 1942 in B-17 41-24432 'Danellen' while serving as Co-Pilot. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Edwin Byrdic

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 20 December 1942 in B-17 41-24432 'Danellen' while serving as Radio Operator. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Reeves Carper

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 20 December 1942 in B-17 41-24432 'Danellen' while serving as Bombardier. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Mark Connor

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 20 December 1942 in B-17 41-24432 'Danellen' while serving as Navigator. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Dan Corson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 20 December 1942 in B-17 41-24432 'Danellen' while serving as Pilot. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Salvatore Dalterio

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 20 December 1942 in B-17 41-24432 'Danellen' while serving as Waist Gunner. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Ferris

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 20 December 1942 in B-17 41-24432 'Danellen' while serving as Ball Turret Gunner. Killed in Action (KIA).

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 26

    20 December 1942
    The German Air Depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France is the Primary (P) target for a combined force of 80 B-17s despatched by 91BG (17), 303BG (21); 305BG (23) and 306BG (19). 60 B-17 are effective on the target, but 7 are MIA and 1 is DBR. ...

Places

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Vascœuil, France 20 December 1942

Shot down by enemy fighters crashed near Vascoeuil, France.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2014 21:36:06 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 3-Dec-2014. Converted dates in description to military-style designations.

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2014 21:28:43 Lee8thbuff Changes to description and events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 11-Nov-2014. Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) 5381.

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2014 21:15:32 Lee8thbuff Changes to nicknames, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 11-Nov-2014. Description based on; "USAAF Combat Chronology" Jack McKillop and the "Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 5381 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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