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42-30367

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/43; Gore 1/6/43; Smoky Hill 2/6/43; Gr Isle 4/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-Y] Snetterton 1/7/43; Missing in Action Bremen 8/10/43 with Edmund Bolstad, Co-pilot: Harry Sharpe, Navigator: Jim Montague, Bombardier: Chas Fuller, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Doyle Reavis, Waist gunner: Ken Sigleer, Waist gunner: Oscar Kassebrock (7 Killed in Action); Radio Operator: Dave Sweeney, Ball turret gunner: Dan McElvain,Tail gunner: Warren McFadden (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Neuscharrel, 15 miles SW of Bad Zwischenahn, Ger.; Missing Air Crew Report 852. FLAK HAPPY.

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. ...

  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...

  • 337th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edmund Bolstad

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-24 #4230367 'Flak Happy. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Daniel Elvain

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group

  • Charles Fuller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-24 #4230367 'Flak Happy. ' KIA.

  • Oscar Kassebrock

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-24 #4230367 'Flak Happy. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Warren McFadden

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-24 42-30367 'Flak Happy'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Montague

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-24 #4230367 'Flak Happy. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Doyle Reavis

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-24 #4230367 'Flak Happy. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Harold Sharp

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-24 42-30367 'Flak Happy. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Kenneth Sigleer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-24 #4230367 'Flak Happy. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • David Sweaney

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-24 #4230367 'Flak Happy. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 111

    8 October 1943
    The shipyards and industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission, but cloud cover causes some formations to bomb targets of opportunity. The attacking elements have been summarized below: ...

Places

  • Snetterton

    Military site : non-airfield

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 8 October 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2020 06:36:11 kstrykerAK Changes to nicknames, unit associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

Added nickname, added mission, and removed unrelated photos from H. Stryker collection (my error in adding).

Snetterton Falcons II: The 96th Bomb Group in World War II by Robert E Doherty & Geoffrey Ward, Second Edition with Errata & Supplemental Information, Taylor Publishing, 1996. page 64, 74, 294, 300

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 852 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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