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42-31910

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 3/1/44; Kearney 13/1/44; Romulus 24/1/44; Grenier 25/1/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-P] Horham 2/2/44; 8m, Missing in Action Berlin 4/3/44 with Bill Brownlow, Co-pilot: Jack Wallace, Navigator: Steve Simpson, Bombardier: Jim Kiser, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clarry Kelly, Ball turret gunner: Chas Priest,Tail gunner: Wilson Rossignol (7 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Glenn Wood, Waist gunner: John Winter,Tail gunner: Henry Rife (3 Killed in Action); flak hit, broke in two, crashed Gyhum, six miles NW of Rotenburg, near Hanover, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2798.

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Brownlow

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17G #42-31910 began losing altitude in the target area of Berlin and was attacked by fighters on the return, spun down, broke in two, and crashed near Hanover, GR on 4 Mar 1944. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Clarence Kelly

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17G #42-31910 began losing altitude in the target area of Berlin and was attacked by fighters on the return, spun down, broke in two, and crashed near Hanover, GR on 4 Mar 1944. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Kiser

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17G #42-31910 began losing altitude in the target area of Berlin and was attacked by fighters on the return, spun down, broke in two, and crashed near Hanover, GR on 4 Mar 1944. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Priest

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17G #42-31910 began losing altitude in the target area of Berlin and was attacked by fighters on the return, spun down, broke in two, and crashed near Hanover, GR on 4 Mar 1944. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Henry Rife

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17G #42-31910 began losing altitude in the target area of Berlin and was attacked by fighters on the return, spun down, broke in two, and crashed near Hanover, GR on 4 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Wilson Rossignol

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17G #42-31910 began losing altitude in the target area of Berlin and was attacked by fighters on the return, spun down, broke in two, and crashed near Hanover, GR on 4 Mar 1944. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Stephen Simpson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17G #42-31910 began losing altitude in the target area of Berlin and was attacked by fighters on the return, spun down, broke in two, and crashed near Hanover, GR on 4 Mar 1944. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Jack Wallace

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17G 42-31910 began losing altitude in the target area of Berlin and was attacked by fighters on the return, spun down, broke in two, and crashed near Hanover, GR on 4 Mar 1944. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • John Winter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17G #42-31910 began losing altitude in the target area of Berlin and was attacked by fighters on the return, spun down, broke in two, and crashed near Hanover, GR on 4 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Glenn Wood

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17G #42-31910 began losing altitude in the target area of Berlin and was attacked by fighters on the return, spun down, broke in two, and crashed near Hanover, GR on 4 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 4 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 2798 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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