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42-31277

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 14/10/43; Gr Island 29/10/43; Wilmington 4/11/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-P] Podington 21/1/44; Missing in Action Berlin 8/5/44 with Tom Fishburn, Co-pilot: George Wright, Navigator: Gerald Hogan, Bombardier: Jim Manley, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Jones, Radio Operator: John McLaughlin, Ball turret gunner: Dick Powell, Waist gunner: Edwin McCrary, Waist gunner: Harvey Jeffries,Tail gunner: Jack Furley (10INT); flak, crash landed Glemmingebro, Swed, then sal; Missing Air Crew Report 4577.

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...

  • 327th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edwin Crary

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

  • Thomas Fishburn

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #4231277. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Clarence Flinn

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    29 missions, December 1943 - May 1944 DFC/ Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Jack Furley

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #4231277. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Gerald Hogan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #4231277. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Harvey Jeffries

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

  • Joseph Jones

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #4231277. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Laughlin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

  • James Manley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #4231277. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Richard Powell

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #4231277. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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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 8 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4577 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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