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42-29675

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/43; Rapid City 22/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Morrison 24/4/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-E] Alconbury 5/4/43; 334BS [BG-E], 335BS [OE-S]; 7m, Missing in Action Keil 13/6/43 with Bill Adams, Co-pilot: Edwin Lewis, Navigator: Vic Copeland, Bombardier: Ed Lawton, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Simon Alojado, Radio Operator: Rich. Wilkinson, Ball turret gunner: Ed Myers, Waist gunner: Lester Conklin, Waist gunner: Floyd Locke,Tail gunner: Bob Jennings; (10 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Baltic Sea between Lolland Is., Den. and Fehrmarn, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2169.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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
  • 335th Bomb Squadron
  • 336th Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Adams

    Military | First Sergeant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Simon Alojado

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Lester Conklin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 42-29675. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Victor Copeland

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group

  • Robert Jennings

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #42-29675, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Edward Lawton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group

  • Edwin Lewis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 42-29675. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Floyd Locke

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Edward Myers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 42-29675. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Richard Wilkinson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 63

    13 June 1943
    German naval facilities and port areas at Bremen, Germany and Kiel, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. A formation of 151 B-17s despatched from: 91BG (21); 92BG (17); 303BG (27); 305BG (24); 306BG (28); 351BG (21); and 379BG (13) are to...

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

Event Location Date
Crashed Baltic Sea 13 June 1943 – 13 June 1943

Missing in Action Keil 13/6/43. Cause - enemy aircraft, crashed Baltic Sea between Lolland Is., Den. and Fehrmarn, Germany. (10 x KIA) Missing Air Crew Report MACR 2169.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 14:10:54 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry Correction.

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2015 15:48:53 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 2169 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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