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42-31416

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 1/11/43; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 10/12/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 25/2/44 with Lloyd Withers, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albert Segal, Radio Operator: Jim Verdi [wia] (3 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Capt Bob Arnold, Navigator: Clyde Hayden, Bombardier: Furman Scheiderman, Ball turret gunner: Dwight Heatwole, Waist gunner: Bill Buchanan, Waist gunner: Bob Hiatt, Tail gunner: John Ryan (7 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Moosdorf, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2576.

Service

Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 20th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Arnold

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 Feb 1944 in B-17 #42-31416 on mission to Regensburg, GR, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2576.

  • William Buchanan

    Military | Private First Class | Waist Gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 Feb 1944 in B-17 #42-31416 on mission to Regensburg, GR, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2576.

  • Clyde Hayden

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 2nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 Feb 1944 in B-17 #42-31416 on mission to Regensburg, GR, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2576.

  • Dwight Heatwole

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 Feb 1944 in B-17 #42-31416 on mission to Regensburg, GR, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2576.

  • Robert Hiatt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 Feb 1944 in B-17 #42-31416 on mission to Regensburg, GR, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2576.

  • John Ryan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 Feb 1944 in B-17 #42-31416 on mission to Regensburg, GR, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2576.

  • Furman Scheidermann

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 2nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 Feb 1944 in B-17 #42-31416 on mission to Regensburg, GR, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2576.

  • Albert Segal

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 Feb 1944 in B-17 #42-31416 on mission to Regensburg, GR, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2576.

  • James Verdi

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 2nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 Feb 1944 in B-17 #42-31416 on mission to Regensburg, GR, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2576.

  • Lloyd Withers

    Military | Major | Pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 Feb 1944 in B-17 #42-31416 on mission to Regensburg, GR, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2576.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2020 00:20:13 phil marchese Changes to production block number and manufacturer
Sources

B-17G serial lists, e.g. Baugher.

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2020 23:59:03 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Added connections to the 15th AF & Amendola, Italy mentioned in the A/C description.

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2020 23:55:08 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
Sources

Added connections to the 20th BS & 2nd BG mentioned in A/C description.

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2020 23:30:18 jmoore43 Changes to description
Sources

Added a space in front of the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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