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42-29856

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 27/2/43; Smoky Hill 22/3/43; Tinker 9/4/43; Nashville 13/4/43; Morrison 18/4/43; Assigned 346BS/99BG Navarin 5/5/43; Oudna 4/8/43; Tortorella 11/12/43; transferred 815BS/483BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action Weiner Neustadt 10/5/44 with Ray Scranton, Stewart (2 Killed in Action); Ewing, Moyer, Schooler, Mays, kempf, O’Donnell, Torres, Stork (8 Prisoner of War); flak hit, crashed Wiener Neustadt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4846. PATCHES.

Service

Units

  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    Group
    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 99th Bomb Group

    99th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 99th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Jun 1942. Trained with B-17's. Moved to North Africa, Feb-May 1943, and assigned to Twelfth AF. Entered combat in Mar 1943 and bombed such targets as airdromes, harbor...

  • 815th Bomb Squadron
  • 346th Bomb Squadron
  • 15th Air Force

People

  • Donald Ewing

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Weiner Neustadt in B-17F 42-29856 flak hit, lost two engines and trailing fuel, crew baled out before aircraft exploded. Prisoner of War (POW). 10-May-44. MACR 4836. ...

  • John Kempf

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Weiner Neustadt in B-17F 42-29856 flak hit, lost two engines and trailing fuel, crew baled out before aircraft exploded. Prisoner of War (POW). 10-May-44. MACR 4836. ...

  • William Mays

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer/Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Weiner Neustadt in B-17F 42-29856 flak hit, lost two engines and trailing fuel, crew baled out before aircraft exploded. Prisoner of War (POW). 10-May-44. MACR 4836. ...

  • William Moyer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Weiner Neustadt in B-17F 42-29856 flak hit, lost two engines and trailing fuel, crew baled out before aircraft exploded. Prisoner of War (POW). 10-May-44. MACR 4836. ...

  • Joseph O'Donnell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Weiner Neustadt in B-17F 42-29856 flak hit, lost two engines and trailing fuel, crew baled out before aircraft exploded. Prisoner of War (POW). 10-May-44. MACR 4836. ...

  • Richard Schooler

    Military | Captain | Bombardier | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Weiner Neustadt in B-17F 42-29856 flak hit, lost two engines and trailing fuel, crew baled out before aircraft exploded. Prisoner of War (POW). 10-May-44. MACR 4836. ...

  • Raymond Scranton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. 14 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Weiner Neustadt in B-17F 42-29856 flak hit, lost two engines and trailing fuel, crew baled out before aircaft exploded. Killed in Action (KIA). 10-May-44. MACR 4836. ...

  • Orville Stark

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Weiner Neustadt in B-17F 42-29856 flak hit, lost two engines and trailing fuel, crew baled out before aircraft exploded. Prisoner of War (POW). 10-May-44. MACR 4836. ...

  • Horace Stewart

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. 14 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Weiner Neustadt in B-17F 42-29856 flak hit, lost two engines and trailing fuel, crew baled out before aircraft exploded. Killed in Action (KIA). 10-May-44. MACR 4836. Last seen...

  • Carmelo Torres

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Weiner Neustadt in B-17F 42-29856 flak hit, lost two engines and trailing fuel, crew baled out before aircraft exploded. Prisoner of War (POW). 10-May-44. MACR 4836. ...

Places

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Burbank, CA, USA 1943

Built at Boeing.

Delivered Denver, CO, USA 27 February 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Oudna، Tunisia 5 May 1943

Assigned to 346BS, 99BG, 15AF USAAF.

Transferred 84030 Tortorella SA, Italy 31 March 1944

Transferred to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF.

Crashed Wiener Neustadt, Austria 10 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Weiner Neustadt flak hit, lost two engines and trailing fuel, crew baled out before aircraft exploded. 8 (POW) 2 (KIA). 10-May-44. MACR 4836.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 November 2016 13:54:44 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-29856&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28637075/?terms=42-29856

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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