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42-30304

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 10/5/43; Gore 24/5/43; Smoky Hill 25/5/43; Kearney 26/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-B] Horham 15/6/43; 5m, Missing in Action Hanover 26/7/43 with Henry Quirk, Co-pilot: Joe Cisar, Bombardier: Ambrose Angle, Radio Operator: Herb Suess, Waist gunner: John McNeil, Waist gunner: Elwood Bell (6 Killed in Action); Navigator: Nathan Datlow, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Howard Medford, Ball turret gunner: Tom McArthur,Tail gunner: Milton Huffstuttler (4 Prisoner of War); unknown cause, crashed Lauenstein, near Hameln, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 196.

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...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Ambrose Angle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #42-30304, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Elwood Bell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #4230304. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Cisar

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #4230304. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Nathan Datlow

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #4230304 on a mission to a rubber plant at Hanover, Germany. Crashed near Hameln, Germany. Prisoner of War (POW) imprisoned in Stalag Luft 3 participating in Mooseburg march then moved to wc 49-11 near Nuremberg. 4...

  • Milton Huffstutler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #4230304. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edward Jesiolowski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in AC# 42-30304 piloted by Henry S. Quirk AM, PH

  • John MacNeil

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #42-30304, Killed in Action (KIA). Member of Quirk's Crew.

  • Thomas McArthur

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #4230304. Prisoner of War (POW). Inju red earlier on B-17 #42-3202 'Blondie' July 13, 1943 a/c suffered bomb damage POW

  • Howard Medford

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #4230304. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Henry Quirk

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #4230304. Prisoner of War (POW). Earlier on mission 17 July 1943 returned same a/c with LWG Jesiolowski killed in action. POW

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Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 77

    26 July 1943
    The German rubber industry at Hannover, Germany and the U-Boat shipyards at Hamburg, Germany are the primary focus of this mission. In addition, a German ship convoy and targets of opportunity at Wilhelmshaven and Wesermunde are bombed. The first...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Lauenstein, 31020 Salzhemmendorf, Germany 26 July 1943 – 26 July 1943

Missing in Action Hanover 26/7/43. Unknown cause, crashed Lauenstein, near Hameln, Germany; (6 x KIA, 4 x POW) Missing Air Crew Report 196.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2015 15:51:48 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 18:40:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 196 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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