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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/43; Tinker 24/5/43; Smoky Hill 29/5/43; Chicago 1/6/43; Smoky Hill 16/6/43; Tinker 19/6/43; Kearney 26/6/43; Eglin 7/7/43; Dow Fd 12/7/43; Assigned 414BS/97BG Chateau-du-Rhumel 14/7/43; Pont-du-Fahs 1/8/43; Depienne 15/8/43; Cerignola 20/12/43; Transferred 341BS/97BG Amendola 16/1/44; Missing in Action Atzerdorf 24/5/44 with 2Lt Robert S Close, 2Lt Orris Franklin Welch, 2Lt David Samuel Greenfield, 2lt Robert Reinhold Englund, S/Sgt Robert Owen Marlow, S/Sgt Herbert Joseph Haigh, Sgt Thomas Edward Burke, S/Sgt Paul James Thueson, S/Sgt Frank Shivres, Sgt Russell Wayne Fulleton; enemy aircraft, crashed St Marien; 9 x POW MACR 5070. LADY LUCK.

Hit by fighters, last seen losing altitude with #1 and#3 engines feathered and crew discarding any weight possible.



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  • 414th Bomb Squadron



Event Location Date
Manufactured Seattle, WA, USA 1943

Built at Boeing.

Delivered 722, 6207 Missile Dr, Cheyenne, WY 82005, USA 22 April 1943

Delivered Cheyenne AAF 22-Apr-43.

Assigned Chateaudun du Rhumel, Chelghoum Laïd, Algeria 14 July 1943

Assigned to 414BS, 97BG Chateau-du-Rhumel 14-Jul-43.

Assigned 71040 Amendola FG, Italy 16 January 1944

Transferred to 341BS, 97BG Amendola 16-Jan-44.

Crashed 4502 Sankt Marien, Austria 25 May 1944

Missing in Action Atzerdorf 24-May-44 enemy aircraft, crashed St Marien; 9 x POW MACR 5070.


Date Contributor Update
26 February 2020 23:54:35 bombercommand Changes to description

MACR #8070

Date Contributor Update
03 September 2017 18:47:43 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and place associations

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log