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42-30425

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 30/5/43; Smoky Hill 12/6/43; Rapid City 19/6/43; Geiger 22/6/43; Dow Fd 5/7/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG [TS-J] Rougham 9/7/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Sam Lemly, Co-pilot: Martin Michels, Navigator: Fred Ehrhart, Bombardier: Irwin Ziegman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Walt Garber, Radio Operator: Ken Tubb, Ball turret gunner: John Abt, Waist gunner: John Chance, Waist gunner: George Debenko,Tail gunner: Melvin Monheit (9 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dan Bogue (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed SW of Abensen, nine miles NE of Neustadt am Rubengiberge, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1888. ROGER DODGE HER.

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...

  • 333rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Abt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #4230425 'Rodger Dodge Her. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Daniel Bogue

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down on mission to Brunswick in B-17F #42-30425 'Rodger Dodge Her'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Chance

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #4230425 'Rodger Dodge Her. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Elmer Cowen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #4230425 'Rodger Dodge Her. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Debenko

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #4230425 'Rodger Dodge Her. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Frederick Ehrhardt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #4230425 'Rodger Dodge Her. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Walter Garber

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #4230425 'Rodger Dodge Her. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Samuel Lemly

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #4230425 'Rodger Dodge Her. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harold Lidsey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #4230425 'Rodger Dodge Her. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Martin Michels

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #4230425 'Rodger Dodge Her. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Missions

  • 8th Air Force 182

    11 January 1944
    Three aviation industry targets in Germany are bombed. The bomber force consists of 291 B-17s despatched from 1st Bomb Division in two elements, one element of 177 B-17s is despatched to Oschersleben, Germany as the primary target, the other 1BD...

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
Delivered Cheyenne, WY, USA 30 May 1943
Failed to Return (FTR) SW of Abbensen, Germany 11 January 1944

Shot down by e/a

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 May 2015 03:25:39 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1888 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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