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42-29702

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 7/2/43; Rapid City 20/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Brookley 27/3/43; Morrison 9/4/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-H] Alconbury 13/4/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; Horham 335BS [OE-H], 412BS [QW-H], then 334BS [BG-H]; 8m, Missing in Action Kiel 13/6/43 with Bill Renaudremains recovered off beach at Bangenkop, Langeland 1/7/58, Co-pilot: Glenn McMurty, Navigator: John Lambert, Bombardier: Harley Riley, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lou Julliard, Radio Operator: Joe LaSarge, Ball turret gunner: Albt Foley, Waist gunner: Chester Piatkowski, Waist gunner: Bill Guse,Tail gunner: Cicero McNeeley (10 Killed in Action); shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed Langeland Is. near Lindholm, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 4896. RAT KILLER.

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
  • 412th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Albert Foley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #4229703 'Rat Killer. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Guse

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #4229703 'Rat Killer. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Louis Julliard

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #42-29703 'Rat Killer', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Lambert

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #42-29702 'Rat Killer. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Glenn McMurty

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 42-29702 'Rat Killer. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Cicero McNeeley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Chester Piatkowski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #4229703 'Rat Killer. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Renaud

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #42-29702 'Rat Killer. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Harley Riley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 42-29702 'Rat Killer. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Joseph Sr

    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...

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Lindholm, 2133 Hoofddorp, Netherlands 13 June 1943 – 13 June 1943

Missing in Action Kiel 13/6/43. Shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed Langeland Is. near Lindholm, Denmark. (10 x KIA) Missing Air Crew Report MACR 4896.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 14:12:02 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry Correction.

Date Contributor Update
08 December 2015 15:24:56 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/95thbg-aircraft/95th-b-17-s-1942

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4896 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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