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42-30444

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 1/6/43; Gore 14/6/43; Kearney 15/6/43; Dow Fd 8/7/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-C2] Rougham 8/7/43 RAMROD RAMSBOTTOM; Missing in Action Bordeaux 5/1/44 with Harry Lockwood, Co-pilot: Chas Adcock, Bombardier: George Collins, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Martin,Tail gunner: George Bertholdt (5 Returned to Duty); Radio Operator: Floyd Stevens, Ball turret gunner: Floyd Saunders, Waist gunner: Bennie Livesay, Waist gunner: Horace Mann (4 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Harry Wiener (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Hourtin, near Le Matouse, 33 miles NW of Bordeaux, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 1893. BLACK JACK IV.

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...

  • 332nd Bomb Squadron

    332nd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

People

  • Charles Adcock

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30444 'Black Jack IV' Plane ditched in Bay of Biscay. Evaded (EVD)

  • George Bertholdt

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #4230444 'Black Jack IV. ' Plane ditched in Bay of Biscay. Evaded (EVD)

  • George Collins

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #4230444 'Black Jack IV' Plane ditched in Bay of Biscay. Evaded (EVD)

  • Bennie Livesay

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #4230444 'Black Jack IV' Plane ditched in Bay of Biscay. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harold Lockwood

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot ; Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 42-30450. Returned to base. Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 42-30444 'Black Jack IV' Plane ditched in Bay of Biscay. Evaded (EVD).

  • Horace Mann

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30444 'Black Jack IV'. Plane ditched in Bay of Biscay, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Martin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30444 'Black Jack IV' Plane ditched in Bay of Biscay. Evaded (EVD).

  • Emil Petersen

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator/ Aerial Gunner/ Aerial Gunner Instructor | 94th Bomb Group
    Emil Thomas Petersen, radio operator, Gunner, Gunnery Instructor missed the mission where his aircraft and all its crew members were lost as he was ill. He was then transferred to the Texas Mauler B-17 ...

  • Floyd Saunders

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #4230444 'Black Jack IV' Plane ditched in Bay of Biscay. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Floyd Stevens

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #4230444 'Black Jack IV' Plane ditched in Bay of Biscay. 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) France 5 January 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1893 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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