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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 24/1/44; Cheyenne 28/1/44; Gr Island 6/2/44; Presque Is 29/2/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-E] Bassingbourn 23/3/44; Missing in Action 23m Posnan 29/5/44 with Bob Guenther, Co-pilot: George Havrisik, Navigator: John Lowdermilk, Bombardier: Leon Peterson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Shoesmith, Radio Operator: John Bigham, Ball turret gunner: Nick Premenko, Waist gunner: Harry Nicely,Tail gunner: Harry Teems (9INT); flak, three engines out, force landed Bulltofta Afd, near Malmo, Swed; Missing Air Crew Report 5354. Used as Swedish airliner SE-BAP, the sold to Denmark for $1 and called STIG VIKING, later to STORE BJORN on African routes; bought by IGNF as F-BGSH for geographical work before retiring at Creuil, Fr; sold to USAF for 20 cents and re-stored at Wright-Patterson in over 60,000 man hours. Now static in AF Museum, Dayton, Oh., as SHOO SHOO SHOO BABY.

Service

Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Bigham

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #4232076 'Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Robert Guenther

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #4232076 'Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • George Havisik

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #4232076 'Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • John Lowdermilk

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #4232076 'Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Harold Nicely

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #4232076 'Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Leonard Petersen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #4232076 'Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Nick Premenko

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #4232076 'Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • James Shoesmith

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #4232076 'Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Harry Teems

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #4232076 'Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

Places

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 29 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 5354 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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