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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 20/11/43; Great Falls 24/11/43; Kearney 16/12/43; Fort Wayne 25/12/43; Wilmington 27/12/43; Presque Is 29/12/43; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-G] Molesworth 13/1/44; transferred 327BS/92BG Podington; Missing in Action Merzhausen 24/12/44, with Joe Spencer, Phil Rick, Jim Savage, Don Sheddy, Chas Utz (5 Prisoner of War); Roy Powell, Harland Parks, John Krajic, Chas Garrison (4 Killed in Action); Missing Air Crew Report 11112; OLE GEORGE.

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

  • Buenaventur Castillo

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richard Cole

    Military | Colonel | Squadron Commander | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 44 x missions.

  • Charles Garrison

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Luxembourg in B-17 Ole George #4231574

  • Paul Hogan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Hoover

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Signed up for second tour. 44 x missions. End Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Jr

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

  • John Krajcik

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Luxembourg in B-17 Ole George #4231574

  • Harland Parks

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Luxembourg in B-17 Ole George #4231574

  • Roy Powell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

  • Philip Rock

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed in Luxembourg on 12/24/44 in B-17 Ole George #4231574 POW

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Places

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

  • 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...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) England 24 December 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11112 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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