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42-30165

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 21/4/43; Tinker 28/4/43; Smoky Hill 4/5/43; Lowry 6/5/43; Walla Walla 15/5/43; Tinker 21/5/43; Smoky Hill 25/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 100BG Thorpe Abbotts 5/6/43; transferred 524BS/379BG [WA- ] Kimbolton 21/6/43; Missing in Action {1m} Wangerooge 25/6/43 with Paul Hartman, Co-pilot: Chas Howe, Navigator: Jim Gore, Bombardier: John Francis, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tony Gullace, Ball turret gunner: Clyde Slagowski, Waist gunner: Bob Greeley,Tail gunner: Bryant Fannin (8 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Jim Blick, Waist gunner: Harry Schrader (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Wiestel, near Sogel, Aschendorf, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1356.

Service

Units

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Blick

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 June 1943 in B-17 #4230165. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Bryant Fannin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 June 1943 in B-17 #4230165. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Francis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 June 1943 in B-17 #4230165. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Gore

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 June 1943 in B-17 #4230165. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Greeley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 June 1943 in B-17 #4230165. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Anthony Gullace

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 June 1943 in B-17 #4230165. Prisoner of War (POW). POW Medal/ Air Medal; Good Conduct Medal; WW II Victory Medal

  • Paul Hartman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 June 1943 in B-17 #4230165. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Howe

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 June 1943 in B-17 #4230165. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harold Schrader

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 June 1943 in B-17 #4230165. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Clyde Slagowski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 June 1943 in B-17 #4230165. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Places

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 25 June 1943

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1356 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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