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42-31658

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 6/12/43; Kearney 12/12/43; Romulus 17/12/43; Presque Is 19/12/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-G] Horham 26/12/43; 5m, Missing in Action Brunswick 10/2/44 with Jim Kelly, Co-pilot: John Orr, Bombardier: Frank Gilbert, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Coffey, Waist gunner: Roy Tillinghast,Tail gunner: Bob Reed (6 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Bill Knoxchute failed, not found until 26/4/44, Radio Operator: John Wojceichowski, Ball turret gunner: Gus Ridley, Waist gunner: George Bryan (4 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed near Bippen-Ohrtermersch, N of Furstenau, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2546.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


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

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

People

  • George Bryan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Furstenau on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31658. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • William Coffey

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Furstenau on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31658. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Frank Gilbert

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Furstenau on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31658. Prisoner of War (POW). Was held at Barth Stalag Luft 1 in Prussia POW

  • James Kelly

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Furstenau on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31658. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Knox

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group

  • John Orr

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Furstenau on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31658. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Reed

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Furstenau on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31658. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Gus Ridley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Furstenau on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31658. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Roy Tillinghast

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Furstenau on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31658. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Wojciechowski

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Furstenau on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31658. Killed in Action (KIA).

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 216

    10 February 1944
    This mission is a despatch of two separate formations. One formation is a combined force of 169 B-17Fs from 3rd Bomb Division: 94BG; 95BG; 96BG; 100BG; 385BG; 388BG; 390BG; 447BG; and 482BG despatched to bomb the industrial areas of Brunswick, Germany....

Places

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Fürstenau, Germany 10 February 1944 – 10 February 1944

Missing in Action Brunswick 10/2/44. Cause - enemy aircraft, crashed near Bippen-Ohrtermersch, N of Furstenau, Germany. (4 x KIA, 6 x POW) Missing Air Crew Report MACR 2546.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2015 10:51:23 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 2546 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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