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42-30336

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 17/5/43; Gore 1/6/43; Smoky Hill 2/6/43; Gr Isle 4/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-E] Gt Ashfield 27/6/43; Missing in Action Anklam 9/10/43 with Glyndon Bell (INT, but escaped to Sweden via Danish Resistance); Co-pilot: Arnold Martin, Navigator: Frank Bachman, Bombardier: Joe Osterman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Henry Elliott, Radio Operator: Lloyd Rodemer, Ball turret gunner: Harry Rudick, Waist gunner: John Edii, Waist gunner: Marshall Bryan,Tail gunner: Albert Spencer, foto-Charlton Browning (10 Prisoner of War); mech prob, force landed Nordholm Mark, near Varde, Denmark; Missing Air Crew Report 824. MISS NONALEE II. (Used by Luftwaffe KG200.)

Service

Units

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 548th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Frank Bachman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 385th Bomb Group
    Shot down 4 October 1943 in B-17 #42-3308. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base. Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30336 'Miss Nanalee II'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Glyndon Bell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 385th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30336 'Miss Nonalee II.' Aided by the Danish Underground, escaped to Sweden.

  • Charlton Browning

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Photographer | 385th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #4230336 'Miss Nanalee II. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Marshall Bryan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 385th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #4230336 'Miss Nanalee II. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Edli

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 385th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30336 'Miss Nonalee II', Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 824.

  • Henry Elliott

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 385th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #4230336 'Miss Nanalee II. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Arnold Martin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 385th Bomb Group
    Married on May 18, 1943. Fathered four children. He was a wonderful son, brother, husband, and father. Graduated high school at 15 because he was very intelligent. Was discharged from active duty at McDill Field, FL in December, 1946. Joined the...

  • Joseph Osterman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 385th Bomb Group
    Shot down 4 October 1943 in B-17 #42-3308. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base. Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30336 'Miss Nonalee II. ' Prisoner of War (POW). MACR #824 POW

  • Lloyd Rodemer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 385th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #4230336 'Miss Nanalee II. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harold Rudick

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 385th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #4230336 'Miss Nanalee II. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 14

    9 October 1942
    Bombers are dispatched to bomb the steel and engineering works of the Compagnie de Fives at Lille, France and the locomotive and freight car works of Ateliers d'Hellemmes at Lille which are the Primary (P) targets. Other targets are Courtrai Airfield,...

Places

  • Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Denmark 9 October 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2016 01:35:00 PLMARTIN Changes to description
Sources

PL MARTIN

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2016 21:55:41 PLMARTIN Changes to mission associations
Sources

National Archives.

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2016 21:50:03 PLMARTIN Changes to nicknames
Sources

National Archives.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 824 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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