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42-30415

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 28/5/43; Kearney 9/6/43; Dow Fd 5/7/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-P] Rougham 7/7/43 SUGAR PUSS III; Missing in Action Emden 11/12/43 with Henry Berwaldt, Navigator: Joe Fishbein, Bombardier: Theo Nardone, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Yates, Radio Operator: Art Jungwirth, Ball turret gunner: Maurice Noonan, Waist gunner: John Narducci, Waist gunner: Roland Sims,Tail gunner: Warren Thaxton, foto-Al Lepkosky (10 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: John Robertson (KIA-by small arms fire from ground); enemy aircraft, crashed Orvelte, Drente, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 1257. LUCKY LADY,

Service

Units

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942; Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 410th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Henry Berwaldt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #4230415 'Lucky Lady. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Fishbein

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #4230415 'Lucky Lady. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Arthur Jungwirth

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #4230415 'Lucky Lady. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Aloysius Lepkosky

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Photographer | 94th Bomb Group

  • Theodore Nardone

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #42-30415 'Lucky Lady', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Narducci

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #4230415 'Lucky Lady. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Maurice Noonan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #4230415 'Lucky Lady. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Robertson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group

  • Roland Sims

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #4230415 'Lucky Lady. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Warren Thaxton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #4230415 'Lucky Lady. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Places

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 11 December 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1257 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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