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42-30267

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 18/5/43; Smoky Hill 30/5/43; Tinker 8/6/43; Smoky Hill 17/6/43; Casper 28/6/43; Kearney 30/6/43; Eglin 4/7/43; Dow 9/7/43; Assigned 96BS/2BG Ain M'Lila 27/7/43; Massicault 31/7/43; 19m transferred 341BS/97BG Depienne 14/11/43; Cerignola 20/12/43; Amendola 16/1/44; Missing in Action Ploesti 23/6/44 with 2Lt Lyle R Fleener, 2Lt Thomas J Clancey, 2Lt Wallace B Ballard, 2Lt Edward J McShane, S/Sgt Richard R Gindes, S/Sgt Himan A Popkin, Sgt Robert K King, Sgt Robert E Huhnke, Sgt Robert C Logsdon, Sgt Alexis V Potvin; shot down by Romanian fighters, crashed Bucharest; 7 x POW, 3 x KIA MACR 6951. HUSTLIN' HUZZY.

Co-pilot hit in head 20mm cannon shell, pilot dazed and baled out out, chute failed to open, radio operator killed at his station in attack.

Service

Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    Command
    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 341st Bomb Squadron
  • 96th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Seattle, WA, USA 1943

Built at Boeing.

Delivered 722, 6207 Missile Dr, Cheyenne, WY 82005, USA 18 May 1943

Delivered Cheyenne AAF 18-May-43.

Assigned Ain M'lila, Algeria 27 July 1943

Assigned 96BS, 2BG Ain M'Lila 27-Jul-43.

Assigned Depienne, Sminja, Tunisia 14 November 1943

Transferred 341BS, 97BG Depienne 14-Nov-43.

Crashed Bucharest, Romania 23 June 1944

Missing in Action Ploesti 23-Jun-44 shot down by Romanian fighters, crashed Bucharest; MACR 6951.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 September 2017 09:39:48 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28673212

Date Contributor Update
05 September 2017 09:17:52 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28673212

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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