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42-31734

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 10/12/43; Gr Island 29/12/43; Detroit 25/1/44; Grenier 2/2/44; Presque Is 4/2/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-H] Horham 15/2/44; 7m, Missing in Action Berlin 4/3/44 with Marvin Worthy, Co-pilot: Dave Ginsburg, Navigator: Frank Gaynor, Bombardier: Russ Barone, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bruce Lay, Radio Operator: Martin Rupright, Ball turret gunner: Nolan Ruiz, Waist gunner: Francis Baker, Waist gunner: Tom McHale,Tail gunner: Leroy Myers (10 Prisoner of War); crashed Egtersleben, 12 miles SW of Magdeburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2796.

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...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Francis Baker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak over the T/A of Berlin and crashed SW of Magdeburg, GR on 4 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31734. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Russell Barone

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Bombardier, Bombardier; Togglier | 95th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak over the T/A of Berlin and crashed SW of Magdeburg, GR on 4 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31734. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Frank Gaynor

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak over the T/A of Berlin and crashed SW of Magdeburg, GR on 4 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31734. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • David Ginsburg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak over the T/A of Berlin and crashed SW of Magdeburg, GR on 4 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31734. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Thomas Hale

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Bruce Lay

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak over the T/A of Berlin and crashed SW of Magdeburg, GR on 4 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31734. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Leroy Myers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak over the T/A of Berlin and crashed SW of Magdeburg, GR on 4 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31734. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Nolan Ruiz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak over the T/A of Berlin and crashed SW of Magdeburg, GR on 4 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31734. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Martin Rupright

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak over the T/A of Berlin and crashed SW of Magdeburg, GR on 4 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31734. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Marvin Worthy

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak over the T/A of Berlin and crashed SW of Magdeburg, GR on 4 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31734. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 247

    4 March 1944
    The industrial areas in the suburbs of Berlin, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. All three Air Divisions despatch formations. However, the despatch from 2nd Air Division aborted the mission because of severe weather in the assembly area...

Places

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Gatersleben, Germany 4 March 1944 – 4 March 1944

Missing in Action Berlin 4/3/44. Crashed Egtersleben, 12 miles SW of Magdeburg, Germany. (10 x POW) Missing Air Crew Report MACR2796.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2015 14:42:59 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 18:40:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 2796 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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