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42-31091

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 20/9/43; Gt Falls 2/10/43; Scott 21/10/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-O] Deenethorpe 4/11/43; Missing in Action Merseburg 11/9/44 with Milton Wingard, Co-pilot: Bob Abresch, Navigator: Bob Sullivan,Tail gunner: Ed Chiariello (4 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: Willard King, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Rutledge, Radio Operator: Ernie Cicogna, Ball turret gunner: Pat Winzey, Waist gunner: Bill Ingram (5 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Pegau, S of Liepzig, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 8920. MAGGIE.

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...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Abresch

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 September 1944 in B-17 #4231091 'Maggie. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • 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. ...

  • Edward Chiariello

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 September 1944 in B-17 #4231091 'Maggie. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Ernest Cicogna

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group

  • Billie Ingram

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 September 1944 in B-17 #4231091 'Maggie. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Willard King

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 September 1944 in B-17 #4231091 'Maggie. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Rutledge

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 September 1944 in B-17 #4231091 'Maggie. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Sullivan

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group

  • Milton Wingard

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group

  • Patrick Winzey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 September 1944 in B-17 #4231091 'Maggie. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

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
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 11 September 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 8920 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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