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42-32083

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 21/1/44; Kearney 19/2/44; Grenier 1/3/43; Presque Is 10/3/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 12/3/44; Missing in Action Berlin 100m 26/2/45 with Allen Marksian, Co-pilot: Bob Hedenus, Navigator: John Wugan, togg-Sgt Oscar Lane, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Colvin, Radio Operator: Stan Jasinski, Ball turret gunner: Walt Hendricks, Waist gunner: Bill Roche,Tail gunner: Othel Martin (9 Returned to Duty); flak, crash landed Ziszki, Pol., 15 miles from Berlin, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 12772. FLATBUSH FLOOGIE.

Service

Units

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 731st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Steve Andrychuk

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Top turret gunner/ flight engineer | 452nd Bomb Group

  • John Colvin

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    RTD crashed near Krakow on 26 Feb 45 in B-17 'Flatbush Floogie' #4232083

  • Robert Hedenus

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    RTD crashed near Krakow on 26 Feb 45 in B-17 'Flatbush Floogie' #4232083

  • Walter Hendricks

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    RTD. Crashed near Krakow on 26 Feb 45 in B-17 'Flatbush Floogie' 42-32083

  • Stanley Jasinski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 452nd Bomb Group
    RTD Crashed near Krakow on 26 Feb 45 in B-17 'Flatbush Floogie' #4232083

  • Oscar Lane

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier | 452nd Bomb Group
    RTD Crashed near Krakow on 26 Feb 45 in B-17 'Flatbush Floogie' #4232083

  • Allen Marksian

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    RTD crashed near Krakow on 26 Feb 45 in B-17 'Flatbush Floogie' #4232083

  • Othel Martin

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    RTD crashed near Krakow on 26 Feb 45 in B-17 'Flatbush Floogie' #4232083

  • William Roche

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    9 missions flown. Missing in Action (MIA) 3 months Poland. Shot down over Berlin 26 February 1945 in AC #4232083 'Flatbush Floogie'. Returned. Retired USAF Colonel 1 December 1979. ...

  • John Wugan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 452nd Bomb Group
    RTD crashed near Krakow on 26 Feb 45 in B-17 'Flatbush Floogie' #4232083

Places

  • Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 26 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 March 2019 18:39:52 Bolter 77 Changes to description
Sources

The correct nickname of this aircraft is FLATBUSH FLOOGIE.

Date Contributor Update
23 November 2018 22:10:00 Bolter 77 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Hi, please look at this forum

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2018 21:53:17 Pete Changes to media associations
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2016 20:18:22 Pete Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 12772 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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