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42-30310

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 14/5/43; Smoky Hill 29/5/43; Morrison 9/6/43; Assigned 419BS/301BG St Donat 12/6/43; Oudna 6/8/43; Cerignola 7/12/43; Lucera 1/2/44; Missing in Action 31m Regensburg 25/2/44 with Chester Koch, Loy Allen, Ralph Nyren, Paul Parent, (?Watson?), Matt Sheils, Rudolph Wild, Dwight Kimberlin, Jim Montecallo (9? Prisoner of War); Warren Johnson (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Seebach; Missing Air Crew Report 2597.

Service

Units

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

  • 419th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Loy Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 301st Bomb Group

  • Warren Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    KIA when Aircraft 42-30310 was shot down on February 25, 1944 while on bombing mission to Regensburg, Germany. Buried at Plot K Row 39 Grave 36, Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France

  • Dwight Kimberlin

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 301st Bomb Group

  • Chester Koch

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 301st Bomb Group

  • James Montecallo

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 301st Bomb Group

  • Ralph Nyren

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 301st Bomb Group

  • Paul Parent

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 301st Bomb Group

  • Mathew Sheils

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Engineer/Gunner | 301st Bomb Group

  • Charles Watson

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 301st Bomb Group

  • Rudolph Wild

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator/Gunner | 301st Bomb Group

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 235 BIG WEEK - DAY 6

    25 February 1944
    On this final operation of BIG WEEK, Day 6, a combined force of 754 heavy bombers from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched to bomb the German aircraft industries at Regensburg, Augsburg, Stuttgart and Furth, Germany. Mission Summary follows: ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 May 2018 19:39:47 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/38859882

Date Contributor Update
26 April 2016 04:32:46 ram957 Changes to mission associations
Sources

MACR

Date Contributor Update
25 April 2016 16:20:05 ram957 Changes to unit associations
Sources

MACR

Date Contributor Update
18 April 2016 20:19:13 ram957 Changes to media associations
Sources

FOLD 3 USAAF PHOTOS

Date Contributor Update
18 April 2016 20:15:44 ram957 Changes to production block number and manufacturer
Sources

Boeing Production Chart

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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