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42-29712

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 7/2/43; Rapid City 22/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Morrison 24/3/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW- ] Alconbury 5/4/43 MISS CARRIAGE (or MISCARRIE); 1m, w?John Storie force landed Framlingham 14/5/43; transferred 325BS/92BG [NV-R] Alconbury 17/6/43; then 326BS; 546BS/384BG [BK-O] Grafton Underwood 14/9/43; Missing in Action on a mission to Anklam, Germany on 9 October 1943 with Mark Brooks Calnon, Co-pilot: Vernon Dale Barnes, Navigator: Ted Harold Kusler, Bombardier: Lowell Clarence Hasler, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John D. Rolleri, Waist gunner: Robert Marshall Hendrickson, Waist gunner: John Aloysius McGettigan (7 Prisoner of War), Radio Operator: Robert B. Patterson, Ball turret gunner: Sam Lopez and Tail gunner: Cesareo Garcia Lendoiro were Killed in Action (3 KIA); Damaged by enemy aircraft, crashed by Schelswig, North West of Keil, Germany. Missing Air Crew Report 873. PHILLY-BROOKLYN.

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. ...

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 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
  • 326th Bomb Squadron
  • 546th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Vernon Barnes

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down on 9 October 1943 in B-17 #4229712 'Philly Brooklyn. ' Prisoner of War (POW) at Mooseburg Stalag 7A. Had previous transport flight experience. POW

  • Mark Calnon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down on 9 October 1943 in B-17 42-29712 'Philly Brooklyn. ' Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • John Gettigan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group

  • Lowell Hasler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down on 9 October 1943 in B-17 #4229712 'Philly Brooklyn. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Henrickson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down on 9 October 1943 in B-17 #4229712 'Philly Brooklyn. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Ted Kusler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down on 9 October 1943 in B-17 #4229712 'Philly Brooklyn. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Cesareo Lendoiro

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down on 9 October 1943 in B-17 #4229712 'Philly Brooklyn. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Sam Lopez

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down on 9 October 1943 in B-17 #4229712 'Philly Brooklyn. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Billie Patterson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down on 9 October 1943 in B-17 #4229712 'Philly Brooklyn. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Rolleri

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down on 9 October 1943 in B-17 #4229712 'Philly Brooklyn. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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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...

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13, UK 14 May 1943

Force landed Framlingham 14/5/43. Pilot Lt John Storie.

Crashed Schleswig, Germany 9 October 1943 – 9 October 1943

Missing in Action on a mission to Anklam, Germany on 9 October 1943. Damaged by enemy aircraft, crashed by Schelswig, North West of Keil, Germany. (7 x POW, 3 x KIA) Missing Air Crew Report MACR873.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2015 11:58:51 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
22 July 2015 00:26:57 bombercommand Changes to description
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/SortieReport.php?SortieKey=756

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 873 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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