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41-24490

B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-C] Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/9/42; JACK THE RIPPER.

Missing in Action 27+m Oschersleben 22/2/44 with Jim Considine, Co-pilot: Norman Stuckey, Bombardier: Jack Remers, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Melvin Washburn, Radio Operator: Jim Naughton, Ball turret gunner: John Dias, Waist gunner: John Stipewia & broke leg on landing, Waist gunner: Don Day,Tail gunner: Vernon PochardtWounded in Action (9 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Henry Schaub (KIA-chute failed to open); two Me 109s KO’d #2, dropped back aiming for cloud cover but more enemy aircraft KO’d two more engines, crashed Gremmendorf, near Albersloh, SE of Munster, Germany;

Missing Air Crew Report 2640. (last original aircraft lost).

Service

Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

People

  • James Considine

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • Donald Day

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down by fighters before the IP on a mission to Oschersleben on 22 Feb 1944 in B-17F #41-24490 'Jack the Ripper. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Dias

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down by fighters before the IP on a mission to Oschersleben on 22 Feb 1944 in B-17F #41-24490 'Jack the Ripper. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Mark Gilman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Flew 12 missions in daylight over France and Germany as co-pilot of 'Jack the Ripper. '

  • William Leasure

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Flew on 'Jack The Ripper', interviewed in Silent Heroes Among Us

  • James Naughton

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down by fighters before the IP on a mission to Oschersleben on 22 Feb 1944 in B-17F #41-24490 'Jack the Ripper. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Vernon Pochardt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down by fighters before the IP on a mission to Oschersleben on 22 Feb 1944 in B-17F #41-24490 'Jack the Ripper. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Jack Remers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down by fighters before the IP on a mission to Oschersleben on 22 Feb 1944 in B-17F #41-24490 'Jack the Ripper. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Henry Schaub

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down by fighters before the IP on a mission to Oschersleben on 22 Feb 1944 in B-17F #41-24490 'Jack the Ripper. ' Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • John Stipe

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down by fighters before the IP on a mission to Oschersleben on 22 Feb 1944 in B-17F #41-24490 'Jack the Ripper. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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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...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 22 February 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2014 17:06:22 Lucy May Changes to nicknames, description and place associations
Sources

Added nickname to nickname field.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 2640 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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