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B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-W] Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Doug Mutschler, Co-pilot: Ed Carter, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carlton Boberg (3 Killed in Action), Navigator: Bill Bagwell, Bombardier: Wendell Luce, Radio Operator: Whitney Simon, Ball turret gunner: Lee Quinliven, Waist gunner: Meyer Baker, Waist gunner: Tony Buckley,Tail gunner: Erwin Grundman (7 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Averbode, five miles NW Diest, Bel. Missing Air Crew Report 300. PATCHES.

Service

Units

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Bagwell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4124564 'Patches. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Meyer Baker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4124564 'Patches. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Carlton Boberg

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4124564 'Patches. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Anthony Buckley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4124564 'Patches. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Edward Carter

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4124564 'Patches. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Erwin Grundman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4124564 'Patches. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Kane

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Flew 25 Combat Missions out of England. One of two to return from Schweinfurt 14 October 1943. At times flew Group, Squadron and Wing Lead. Was in the Air Force for 10 yrs and 30 yrs as an airline pilot. Discharged from Travis AFB, 1950. ...

  • Bertram Kaplan

    Military | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • Manning Lawrence

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4237740. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Lozenski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Armorer Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

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Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 67

    25 June 1943
    This mission was intended to be the first major attack on the industrial area of Hamburg, Germany but weather and contrails made fromation flying too difficult and dangerous. As a result, the main formation 197 B-17s from: 91BG (18); 92BG (23); 303BG ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 68

    26 June 1943
    The targets for today are all Luftwaffe installations: the Villacoublay air depot SW of Paris, France is the primary; the airfield at Poissy, France is attacked as the secondary because of cloud cover; the airfield at Tricqueville, France; and the...

  • 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 ...

Places

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 17 August 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2017 03:10:24 charlieb Changes to mission associations
Sources

Mission list the plane could not find formation and had to abort

Date Contributor Update
05 May 2017 03:40:11 charlieb Changes to media associations
Sources

INTERNET PHOTO

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2017 01:19:25 charlieb Changes to person associations and mission associations
Sources

mission log 26/6/43

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2017 20:33:21 charlieb Changes to nicknames
Sources

Get One A/C Group 8th af

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2017 20:32:21 charlieb Changes to nicknames
Sources

Get One A/C Group 8thaf

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 300 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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