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41-24591

B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-B] Presque Is 20/10/42; Grafton Underwood 29/10/42; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Ray Halliday, Co-pilot: Russ Brooke, Navigator: Bob Curtis, Bombardier: Clarry Veach, Radio Operator: Joe McKegney, Waist gunner: Alf Jawerewski (6 Prisoner of War), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tom Shaver, Waist gunner: Tony Marandola,Tail gunner: Duane Lawhead (3 evaded capture), Ball turret gunner: Steve Dorko (Killed in Action); mech failure, crashed Buchy, 19 miles SE of Dieppe, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 1344 & 2155. RIGOR MORTIS.

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...

  • 366th Bomb Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Russell Brooke

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17#4224591 'Rigor Mortis. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Curtis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 29 May 1943 in B-17 #4229742. Plane ditched in Channel. Returned to base. Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17#4224591 'Rigor Mortis. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Stephen Dorko

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17#4224591 'Rigor Mortis. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Raymond Holliday

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17#4224591 'Rigor Mortis. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Alfred Jawerewski

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17#4224591 'Rigor Mortis. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Kegney

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • Dunana Lawhead

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • Anthony Marandola

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17#4224591 'Rigor Mortis. ' Evaded. DFC; Bronze Star

  • Thomas Shaver

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17#4224591 'Rigor Mortis. ' Evaded.

  • Clarence Veach

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 29 May 1943 in B-17 #4229742. Plane ditched in Channel. Returned to base. Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17#4224591 'Rigor Mortis. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Places

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

  • 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
Manufactured Seattle, WA, USA 1942
Delivered Presque Isle State Park, Peninsula Dr & Fisher Dr, Erie, PA 16505, USA 20 October 1942

Presque Isle 20-Oct-42.

Assigned Grafton Underwood, Kettering NN14, UK 29 October 1942

Based with 366BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed 76750 Buchy, France 6 September 1943

Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 mech failure, crashed Buchy, 19 miles SE of Dieppe. 3 x EVD, 6 x POW, 1 x KIA MACR 1344 & 2155.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2017 12:45:06 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28692647?terms=41-24591
https://www.fold3.com/image/28692647
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-24591&Submit6=Go

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1344 / MACR 2155 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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