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41-24523

B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-N] Bangor 13/9/42; Bassingbourn 10/11/42; Missing in Action 19m Amiens 3/8/43 with Dick Rodman, Co-pilot: Stan Czerwinski, Navigator: Renis TeMaat, Bombardier: Saul Berson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leo Kane, Radio Operator: Lyle Young, Ball turret gunner: John Braisted, Waist gunner: Joe Trotz, Waist gunner: Emanuel Vaccaro,Tail gunner: Jim Murren (10 Killed in Action); coll with 42-29816 (91BG), crashed Channel. Missing Air Crew Report 563. “GOLLY” then LI'L AUDREY, re-named SNOOKS.

Service

Aircraft

  • 42-29816 'The Eager Beaver'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 22/2/43; Salina 3/3/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-K] Bassingbourn 19/4/43; Missing in Action Amiens Glisy 31/8/43 with Buster Peek, Co-pilot: Bill Edwards, Navigator: Merlen Crist, Bombardier: Roger Fuller, Flight engineer/top turret...

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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. ...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Saul Berson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Mid air collision 31 August 1943 in B-17 41-24523 'Snooks. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Braisted

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Mid air collision 31 August 1943 in B-17 41-24523 'Snooks. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Stanley Czerwinski

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Mid air collision 31 August 1943 in B-17 #4124523 'Snooks. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Leo Kane

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Mid air collision 31 August 1943 in B-17 #4124523 'Snooks. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Murren

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Mid air collision 31 August 1943 in B-17 #4124523 'Snooks. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Murren

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • Richard Rodman

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Mid air collision 31 August 1943 in B-17 #4124523 'Snooks. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Regis TeMaat

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Mid air Collision 31 August 1943 in B-17 41-24523 'Snooks. ' Killed in Action.

  • Joseph Trotz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Mid air collision 31 August 1943 in B-17 #4124523 'Snooks. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Emanuel Vaccaro

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Mid air collision 31 August 1943 in B-17 #41-24523 'Snooks'. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Places

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Long Beach, CA, USA 1942

Built at Boeing.

Delivered California, USA 1942

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bassingbourn, Royston SG8 5LP, UK 10 November 1942

Assigned 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed English Channel 31 August 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Amiens collision with B-17 42-29816 (91BG)whilst forming up, crashed off Beachy Head, English Channel. 3-Aug-43. MACR

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 February 2017 16:26:24 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, events and unit associations
Sources

http://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/usa/aircrafts-2-3/b-17/boeing-b-1...
http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/McKillop/6075.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 563 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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