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42-30105

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 13/4/43; Tinker 12/5/43; Lincoln 20/5/43; Bangor 23/5/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-R] Framlingham 6/6/43 EXTERMINATOR; Horham 12/6/43; 4m, Missing in Action Le Bourget 10/7/43 with Jim Sarchet, Co-pilot: Ron McMullen, Bombardier: Arthur Price, Ball turret gunner: Leon Budnick, Waist gunner: John Lutrell,Tail gunner: Edwin Harmon (6 Killed in Action); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Ruska, Waist gunner: Jennings Liller (2 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Bob McCowen, Radio Operator: Don Harding (2 evaded capture); enemy aircraft, crashed St Didier des Bois, near Elbent, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 4902. SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Leonard Budnick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 July 1943 in B-17 #4230105 'Slightly Dangerous. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Cowen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Donald Harding

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 July 1943 in B-17 #4230105 'Slightly Dangerous. ' Evaded.

  • Edwin Harmon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 July 1943 in B-17 #4230105 'Slightly Dangerous. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Jennings Liller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 July 1943 in B-17 #4230105 'Slightly Dangerous. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Luttrell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 July 1943 in B-17 42-30105 'Slightly Dangerous. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Donald McMullen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 July 1943 in B-17 42-30105 'Slightly Dangerous. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Arthur Price

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 July 1943 in B-17 #4230105 'Slightly Dangerous. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Paul Ruska

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 July 1943 in B-17 #4230105 'Slightly Dangerous. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Sarchet

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 July 1943 in B-17 #4230105 'Slightly Dangerous. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 72

    10 July 1943
    German airfields at Caen, Abbeville, and Le Bourget at Paris, France are the primary targets for this mission. 112 B-17s form a combined force from 91BG; 92BG; 305BG; 306BG; 351BG and 381BG to bomb the German airfield (Carpiquet) at Caen, France. Cloud...

Places

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Saint-Didier-des-Bois, France 10 July 1943 – 10 July 1943

Missing in Action Le Bourget 10/7/43. Cause - enemy aircraft, crashed St Didier des Bois, near Elbent, France; (2 x EVD, 2 x POW, 6 x KIA) Missing Air Crew Report MACR4902.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2015 21:17:40 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/95thbg-aircraft/95th-b-17-s-1942

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4902 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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