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42-31650

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 1/12/43; Gowen 5/12/43; Salt Lake 6/12/43; Rock Springs 7/12/43; Laramie 9/12/43; Cheyenne 10/12/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Presque Is 2/1/44; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-Z] Rougham 6/1/44; Missing in Action Brandeburg 18/4/44 with John McMeekin, Co-pilot: Paul Chance, ng-T/Sgt John Grant, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Rene Darby, Ball turret gunner: Stan Workman, Waist gunner: John Kirkland, Waist gunner: Harry Davis,Tail gunner: Tom Millio (8 Killed in Action); Navigator: Bob Christensen, Radio Operator: Clarry Martin (2 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, knocked off wing and spun down and crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4153. IMPATIENT VIRGIN.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942; Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 410th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Paul Chance

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. 13 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Barnewitz in B-17 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'; Shot down, crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany, 18-Apr-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4153 Awards: PH.

  • Robert Christensen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Barnewitz in B-17 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'; Shot down, crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany, 18-Apr-44. Blown out of A/C. Prisoner of War(POW). MACR 4153 ...

  • Rene Darby

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. 22 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Barnewitz in B-17 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'; Shot down, crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany, 18-Apr-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4153 Awards: PH.

  • Harold Davis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Barnewitz in B-17 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'; Shot down, crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany, 18-Apr-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4153 Awards: PH

  • John Grant

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Togglier, Nose Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Barnewitz in B-17 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'; Shot down, crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany, 18-Apr-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4153 Awards: PH.

  • John Kirkland

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Barnewitz in B-17 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'; Shot down, crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany, 18-Apr-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4153 Awards: PH.

  • Clarence Martin

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Barnewitz in B-17 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'; Shot down, crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany, 18-Apr-44. Blown out of A/C. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 4153 ...

  • John McMeekin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Barnewitz in B-17 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'; Shot down, crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany, 18-Apr-44 . Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4153 Awards: PH.

  • Thomas Milio

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Barnewitz in B-17 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'; Shot down, crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany, 18-Apr-44 . Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4153 Awards: PH.

  • Stanley Workman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Barnewitz in B-17 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'; Shot down, crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany, 18-Apr-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4153 Awards: PH.

Missions

  • 306A

    18 April 1944
    The handwritten log of my father, Horace O. "Hank" Turner, states this.. "Started to raid Berlin, bad weather and we bombed Brandenberg. formation bad and flak terrific." He had marked it with an "x", which he noted meant that "Our plane was hit by...

Places

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Long Beach, CA 1943

Built at Boeing.

Delivered Cheyenne AAF, WY 1 December 1943

Delivered Cheyenne AAF 1-Dec-43.

Assigned Rougham, UK 6 January 1944

Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed 4 miles W Nauen, Germany 18 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Brandeburg 18-Apr-44; enemy aircraft, knocked off wing and spun down and crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany 2 x POW, 8 x KIA MACR 4153

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 April 2019 21:00:38 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/b17/42-31650-impatient-virgin/
https://www.fold3.com/image/28648962
Removed reference to Manuel Hantober (KIS-ran into props) 3-Feb-44; This was a similarly named B-24 not a B-17.

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2019 19:27:07 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/b17/42-31650-impatient-virgin/
https://www.fold3.com/image/28648962

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4153 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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