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42-29612

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 17/1/43; Salina 26/1/43; Assigned 49BS/2BG Kearney 4/2/43; mech. failure caused taxi accident with George Robinson 13/2/43; Orlando 11/3/43; Nashville 10/4/43; Dow Fd 12/4/43; transferred 325BS/92BG [JW-J] (& 326BS) Alconbury 25/4/43; Missing in Action Hannover 26/7/43 with Capt Blair Belongia, Co-pilot: George Davies, Navigator: Tom Eaton, Bombardier: - Oakes, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Few, Radio Operator: Jim Lovett, Ball turret gunner: Sam Purcels, Waist gunner: - Combs, Waist gunner: Stan Story,Tail gunner: Joe Walsh (10 Returned to Duty); enemy aircraft KO’d two engines, ditched off Sheringham, Norfolk, UK, but crew picked up by ASC. No MACR.

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...

People

  • Blair Belongia

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • George Davis

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 42-29945. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Walsh

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 326BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD ...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 77

    26 July 1943
    The German rubber industry at Hannover, Germany and the U-Boat shipyards at Hamburg, Germany are the primary focus of this mission. In addition, a German ship convoy and targets of opportunity at Wilhelmshaven and Wesermunde are bombed. The first...

Places

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

Events

Not yet known

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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