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42-31520

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 16/11/43; Spokane 19/11/43; Gr Island 24/11/43; Wendover 12/12/43; Rapid City 10/4/44; Assigned 751BS/457BG [A] Glatton 26/1/44; Missing in Action Cologne 28/5/44 with Clyde Knipper, Co-pilot: Dick Bruha, Navigator: George Dardzinski, Bombardier: Stan Gray, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Steve Volt, Radio Operator: Nick Bendino, Ball turret gunner: Nick Furrie, Waist gunner: Percy Waltho,Tail gunner: Joshua Goldstein (9 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Doellbach, seven miles S of Fulda, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 5300.

Service

Units

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 751st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Nicholas Bendino

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 #4231520. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Richard Bruha

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 #4231520. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Derdzinski

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 42-31520. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME. Picture - http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Portrait_Gallery/Page1.html

  • Nicholas Furrie

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 42-31520. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5300. POW/ ETO/ AM/ AD/ WWIIV/ GC Post War: Resides in Vienna, Ohio.

  • Joshua Goldstein

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 #4231520. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Stanley Gray

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 #4231520. Prisoner of War (POW). Had completed 22 missions POW

  • Clyde Knipfer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 42-31520. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Stephen Voit

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 #4231520. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Percy Waltho

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 #4231520. Prisoner of War (POW) POW

Missions

  • 376

    28 May 1944

Places

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 28 May 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 5300 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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