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42-30803

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Dallas 30/7/43; Gore 31/7/43; Dallas 3/8/43; Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-D] Podington 27/9/43; Missing in Action Leverkusen 1/12/43 with George Hale, Co-pilot: Everett Smith, Navigator: Jim Kelly, Bombardier: Paul Hughes, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ralph Anderson, Radio Operator: Frank Lockman, Ball turret gunner: Lou Madison, Waist gunner: Bill Lilienthal, Waist gunner: Lloyd Quarles (9 Killed in Action), Tail gunner: Don Wilson (Prisoner of War); flak knocked off ball turret and set #2 on fire, ship exploded & crashed elsig, near Frauenberg, 22 miles SW of Cologne, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1387.

Service

Units

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 325th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Ralph Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #4230803. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • George Hale

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #4230803. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Paul Hughes

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-30803, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Kelly

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #4230803. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Frank Lockman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #4230803. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Louis Madison

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #4230803. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Loyd Quarles

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-30803, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Everett Smith

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #4230803. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Donald Wilson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #4230803. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Places

  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 1 December 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2020 19:57:01 jmoore43 Changes to description
Sources

Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1387 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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