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42-29998

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/43; Memphis 8/4/43; Dow Fd 18/4/43; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-J] Bassingbourn 7/6/43;

Missing in Action Huls 22/6/43 with Joe Slattery, Navigator: Julius Ziegelmeyer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Dickson, Radio Operator: Glenn MacDonald, Ball turret gunner: Eldridge Hulet, Waist gunner: Dave Fishburn, Waist gunner: Elmer Frederick, Tail gunner: Ed Simon (8 Killed in Action);

Co-pilot: Walter Brass, Bombardier: Bob Brubaker (2 Prisoner of War);

Attacked by enemy aircraft, crashed Bungern, three miles SE of Bocholt, Germany.
Missing Air Crew Report 15576.

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

  • Walter Brass

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #4229998. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Robert Brubaker

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    B-17 #4124464 'Excalibur' ditched into North Sea on 4 March 1943. Returned to base. Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #4229998. Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag Luft 3, moved to Nurenberg 49-11.

  • William Dickson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    B-17 #4124464 'Excalibur' ditched into North Sea on 4 March 1943. Returned to base. after being picked up by a British minesweeper. Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #4229998. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • David Fishburn

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #4229998. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Elmer Frederick

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #4229998. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Eldridge Hulet

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #4229998. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Glenn MacDonald

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #4229998. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Edward Simon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #4229998. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Joseph Slattery

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    In WWII Joseph Eldred Slattery Jr., the son of Joe Sr. and Margaret Slattery, flew B17s over Germany and was killed in action. In the early days of the European Campaign these bombing runs were carried out with no fighter protection past a certain...

  • Julius Ziegelmeyer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #4229998. Killed in Action (KIA).

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) 47839 Hüls, Germany 22 June 1943
Crashed Büngern, 46414 Rhede, Germany 22 June 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2017 14:28:21 Lucy May Changes to description
Sources

MACR 15576

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 15576 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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