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42-30353

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/43; Gr Isle 3/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-Z] Horham 27/6/43; 334BS [BG-C]; 38m, transferred 388BG Aphrodite Project [remote controlled flying bomb filled with Torpex explosives], Knettishall; 803BS RCM Sculthorpe; Missing in Action Herford, Germany. 5/12/44 with Lts R. Butler & K. Waters. TEN KNIGHTS IN A BAR ROOM.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    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
  • 335th Bomb Squadron
  • 803rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Johnson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in B17 42-30353 'Ten Knights in a Bar Room' on mission to Kiel, Germany

  • George Lindley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group

  • John Neal

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator; Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    WIA - 8/17/1943 on Mission to Regensburg, Germany in Aircraft 4230353 'Ten Knights in a Bar Room'. 2 DFC's, 5 Air Medals, 3 bronze stars, 2 Pres. Unit Citations and recommendation for Congressional Medal of Honor

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 84

    17 August 1943
    The mission flown on 17-Aug-43, the 1st anniversary of the 1st mission flown by the 8th Air Force, is probably the most written about mission of the war. This is the famous Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission on which 60 B-17s are lost. It has been dubbed ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 113

    9 October 1943
    This mission is composed of 6 elements. The first element is a combined force of 115 B-17s from: 303BG (20); 379BG (20); 384BG (21); 351BG (21); 91BG 16; and 381BG (16) dispatched to bomb the industrial areas of Anklam, Germany. 106 aircraft are...

  • VIII Bomber Command 114

    10 October 1943
    This mission was intended to be a massive attack of 307 B-17s on the railroad facilities and waterway (canals) at Munster, Germany. This attack was to be supported by a diversion 39 B-24s. The formation was attacked by hundreds of German fighters which...

  • 739

    5 December 1944

Places

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

  • Sculthorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1942-43, and used by the RAF 1943-44. The Eighth Air Force's 803rd Bomb Squadron (P) were a Radio Countermeasures unit lodging here in 1944. The base was used by both the RAF and US forces in the post-war period.

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Haldorf, 34295 Edermünde, Germany 5 December 1944

Missing in Action Aphrodite mission to Herford Marshalling Yard, Germany. 5/12/44. Target not located due to cloud cover, so directed at alternate target of Haldorf. Crashed outside town.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 14:23:56 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry Correction.

Date Contributor Update
10 December 2015 13:52:19 Al_Skiff Changes to mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/95thbg-aircraft/95th-b-17-s-1942
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Aphrodite

Date Contributor Update
10 December 2015 13:03:59 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/95thbg-aircraft/95th-b-17-s-1942
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Aphrodite

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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