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42-31077

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 16/9/43; Scott 21/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-A] Deenethorpe 26/10/43; transferred 615BS [IY-A]; Missing in Action Munster 30/9/44 with Tom Davis, Co-pilot: Alan Newcomb, Navigator: Herb Corwin, Bombardier: Henry Kaczorowski, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wallace Littrell, Radio Operator: Max Stedman, Ball turret gunner: Pete Kervan, Waist gunner: Jack Djmal,Tail gunner: Don Cloutier (9 Prisoner of War); flak set #1 afire, but escorted by five P-51s, crashed Burgsteinfurt, NW of Munster, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 9416. PAKAWALUP II.

Service

Units

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron
  • 615th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Lawrence Brennan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Fred Brown

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot / Fighter pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x missions on B-17's as co-pilot to 1st Lt Fred D Grinham. ...

  • Donald Cloutier

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Burgsteinfurt on 9/30/44 in B-17 'Pakawalup II'#4231077. T/O from Deenethorpe, target Munster; hit by flak setting no. 1 engine on fire. Last seen at 1400hrs near Dutch-German border escorted by five P-51s. Crew of...

  • Herbert Corwin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Bursteinfurt on 9/30/44 in B-17 'Pakawalup II' #4231077. Target Munster, hit by flak setting no. 1 engine on fire. Last seen at 1400hrs near Dutch-German border escorted by five P-51s. Crew of nine, all Prisoner of...

  • Thomas Davis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Bursteinfurt on 9/30/44 in B-17 'Pakawalup II' #4231077. Target Munster, hit by flak setting no. 1 engine on fire. Last seen at 1400hrs near Dutch-German border escorted by five P-51s. Crew of nine, all Prisoner of...

  • Jack Djmal

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Burgsteinfurt on 9/30/44 in B-17 'Pakawalup II'#4231077. T/O from Deenethorpe, target Munster; hit by flak setting no. 1 engine on fire. Last seen at 1400hrs near Dutch-German border escorted by five P-51s. Crew of...

  • Bernard Hirsch

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group

  • Henry Kaczorowski

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 401st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Burgsteinfurt on 9/30/44 in B-17 'Pakawalup II'#4231077. T/O from Deenethorpe, target Munster; hit by flak setting no. 1 engine on fire. Last seen at 1400hrs near Dutch-German border escorted by five P-51s. Crew of...

  • Peter Keryran

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW). T/O from Deenethorpe in B-17G #42-31077, 'Pakawalup II,' target Munster; hit by flak setting no. 1 engine on fire. Last seen at 1400hrs near Dutch-German border escorted by five P-51s. Crashed near Burgsteinfurt on 9/30/44. Crew...

  • Wallace Littrell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 401st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Bursteinfurt on 9/30/44 in B-17 'Pakawalup II' #4231077. Target Munster, hit by flak setting no. 1 engine on fire. Last seen at 1400hrs near Dutch-German border escorted by five P-51s. Crew of nine, all Prisoner of...

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Missions

  • 655

    30 September 1944

Places

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Delivered Cheyenne, WY, USA 16 September 1943
Shot Down Burgsteinfurt, 48565 Steinfurt, Germany 30 September 1944

Tom Davis Crew

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2016 22:06:04 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

"B-17 Flying Fortress Story" - Roger Freeman

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2016 04:33:47 ram957 Changes to media associations
Sources

401BG ASSOCIATION

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 9416 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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