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42-29826

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 22/2/43; Casper 13/3/43; Smoky Hill 3/4/43; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-H] Polebrook 17/5/43; Missing in Action 3m Huls 22/6/43 with Leo Turgeon, Co-pilot: Burton Caruso, Navigator: Chas Bryant, Bombardier: John Turney, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Cabaniss, Radio Operator: Larry Ferns, Ball turret gunner: Leasure McGinniss, Waist gunner: Ed Knower, Waist gunner: Video Pacciotti,Tail gunner: Fred Aye (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Beck, Gelderland, Hol. No MACR.

Service

Units

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 508th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Fred Aye

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #4229826. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Bryant

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 351st Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #4229826. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Cabaniss

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #4229826. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Burton Caruse

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #4229826. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lawrence Ferns

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 351st Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #4229826. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edward Knower

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #4229826. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Leasure McGinnis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #4229826. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Video Pacciotti

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #4229826. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Leo Turgeon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #4229826. POW. POW

  • John Turney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 351st Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #4229826. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Places

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) 47839 Hüls, Germany 22 June 1943
Crashed Gelderland, Netherlands 22 June 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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