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42-29940

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/43; Casper 29/3/43; Smoky Hill 10/4/43; Dow Fd 30/4/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG Bassingbourn 8/5/43; Earls Colne 12/5/43.

Missing in Action Kiel 13/6/43 with Andy Loog, Navigator: Francis McGee, Bombardier: George Hale, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Howard Payne, Radio Operator: Dick Himes, Ball turret gunner: Gene Walczinski, Waist gunner: Dick Russell, Waist gunner: Scott Wilson,Tail gunner: Ed Lane (9 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Bob Campbell (Prisoner of War).

Enemy aircraft, crashed Marienhof-Padenstedt, SW of Neumunster, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 16200.

Service

Units

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 332nd Bomb Squadron

    332nd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

People

  • Robert Campbell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #4229940. Plane crashed into Channel. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Hale

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 42-29940. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Richard Himes

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #4229940. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Edward Lane

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #4229940. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Andrew Loog

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #4229940. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA). This officer's son, Andrew Loog Oldham (born 29 January 1944), became the manager of rock group The Rolling Stones in the 1960s.

  • Francis McGee

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #4229940. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Howard Payne

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer, Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #4229940. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Richard Russell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #4229940. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Eugene Walczynski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #42-29940. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Scott Wilson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #4229940. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA).

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

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

  • Earls Colne

    Military site : airfield
    Earls Colne was built in 1941 as an airfield for No.3 Group, RAF Bomber Command, although never used as such. Assigned to the US Eighth Air Force (as Station 358) in 1942, its 36 hardstands were increased to 50, bringing the airfield up to Air Ministry...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Marienhof, 24634 Padenstedt, Germany 13 June 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2015 15:47:42 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations and mission associations
Sources

Associated people from MACR 16201 - http://www.fold3.com/image/30087205/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 16200 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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