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42-30335

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 18/5/43; Gore 1/6/43; Smoky Hill 2/6/43; Gr Isle 3/6/43; Dow Fd 2/7/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-U] Thorpe Abbotts 4/7/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Walter Grenier, Co-pilot: Mike D’Amato, Navigator: Saul Trauner, Bombardier: Dave Plant, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Howard Aufschlag, Radio Operator: Carl Phillips, Ball turret gunner: Tony Fusco, Waist gunner: Francis Donnellan,Tail gunner: Bob Schrum (9 Prisoner of War): Waist gunner: Bill Chang (Killed in Action); flak KO’d #1 and #3, crash landed Colmar, Fr. (?Villingen, NW of Donaueschingen, Ger?); Missing Air Crew Report 687. SANS FINIS.

Service

Units

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 350th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Howard Aufschlag

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230335. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • William Chang

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230335. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Michael D'Amato

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 42-30335. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Francis Donellan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230335. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Anthony Fusco

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230335 at Conches (Flak - EAC - CL). Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Walter Grenier

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230335. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Carl Phillips

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230335. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • David Plant

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230335. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Schrum

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230335. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Saul Trauner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230335. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Places

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 6 September 1943

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 687 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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