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42-30000

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/43; Smoky Hill 3/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 96BG Grafton Underwood 22/4/43; transferred 325BS/92BG [NV-C] Alconbury 24/4/43; then 327BG [UX-D]; Missing in Action T/Ops 6/9/43 with Wayne Bogard, Navigator: Jim McGrew, Waist gunner: Frank Lusic (3 Prisoner of War), Co-pilot: Bob Larsen, Bombardier: Taylor Harrison, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Art Beach, Radio Operator: Max Gibbs, Ball turret gunner: Floyd Carl, Waist gunner: Herschell Richardson, Tail gunner: Cloe Crutchfield (7 evaded capture); enemy aircraft, crashed near Estissac, 12 miles W of Troyes, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 741.

Service

Units

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 327th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Arthur Beach

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down on 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30000. Evaded

  • Wayne Bogard

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down on 6 September 1943 in B-17 42-30000 and taken Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft I, until liberated on 4 June 1945

  • Floyd Carl

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down on 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30000. Evaded through France. Picked up by boat crossed English Channel and arrived in England 7 Dec. 1943

  • Cloe Crutchfield

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 27-Aug-43 in B-17 42-30617. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to duty (RTD). Shot down on 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-30000. Evaded (EVD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Max Gibbs

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down on 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30000. Evaded.

  • Taylor Harrison

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Bombardier; Togglier | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down on 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30000. Evaded.

  • Robert Larsen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down on 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30000. Evaded.

  • Frank Lusic

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down on 6 September 1943 in B-17 42-30000. Prisoner of War.

  • James McGrew

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down on 6 September 1943 in B-17 42-30000. Prisoner of War.

  • Herschell Richardson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down on 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30000. Evaded.

Places

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 6 September 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2020 02:27:21 jmoore43 Changes to description
Sources

Added a space(s) to the A/C “Description” for readability.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 741 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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