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42-29961

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/43; Casper 28/3/43; Smoky Hill 16/4/43; Tinker 6/5/43; Lincoln 17/5/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG [QE-V] Earls Colne 29/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 11/1/44 with Steve Butler (KIA-bailed out too low); Co-pilot: Bob Jahrman, Navigator: Norman Orchard, Bombardier: Jim Van Blaricom, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Robinson, Radio Operator: Chas King, Ball turret gunner: Wayne Cuppett, Waist gunner: Joe Cohlhepp, Waist gunner: Rich Erickson,Tail gunner: Ralph Allen (9 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Linderte, near Pattensen-Holtensen, ten miles SW of Hanover,. Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1882. PASSIONATE WITCH.

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...

  • 331st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Ralph Allen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner, Waist Gunner, Assistant Engineer | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-29961 'Passionate Witch.' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Stephen Butler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-29961 'Passionate Witch. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Joseph Cohlhepp

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Armorer | 94th Bomb Group

  • Wayne Cuppett

    Military | Master Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner, Armorer | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-29961 'Passionate Witch. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Richard Erickson

    Military | Corporal | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner, Armorer | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-29961 'Passionate Witch. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Jahrman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-29961 'Passionate Witch. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles King

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-29961 'Passionate Witch. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Norman Orchard

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-29961 'Passionate Witch. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Raymond Robinson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner, Engineer | 94th Bomb Group

  • Clyde Rogers

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group

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Places

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 11 January 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2015 13:25:31 usxpat Changes to place associations and media associations
Sources

Rougham Control Tower memorial plaques

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1882 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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