Delivered Cheyenne 19/2/43; Salina 8/3/43; Dow Fd 19/4/43; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-L] Alconbury 25/4/43; then 325BS; Missing in Action Kassel 28/7/43 with Ben Smotherman, Co-pilot: Dave Pollack, Navigator: Sid Leigh, Bombardier: Wray McKenzie, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Atlee Pearson, Radio Operator: John Fogarty, Ball turret gunner: V.M. Chandler, Waist gunner: Curtis Moore, Waist gunner: Jim O’Connell,Tail gunner: Fred Rentz (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, force landed Veenendaal, near Wageningen, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 657.
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...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 42-29798. Prisoner of War (POW).
Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
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...
|Failed to Return (FTR)
||28 July 1943