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42-32085

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; with Merle Lambertson force landed Gt Falls 25/1/44, but rep; Cheyenne 20/5/44; Kearney 3/6/44; Bangor 13/6/44; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-H] Bassingbourn 10/7/44; transferred 322BS; Missing in Action 51m Tempelhof 3/2/45 with George Miller, Walt Marxmeyer, Asay Johnson, Frank Annis, John Zuvich, Ellsworth Stumbo, Clyde Garrison, Julius King, Denver Holton (9 Prisoner of War); flak, lost #3 & #4, but went down under control, crash landed Altentreptow, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 12233. YANKEE BELLE.

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...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Frank Annis

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Crashed at Berow on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 'Yankee Bell' 42-32085, Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Clyde Garrison

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Crashed at Berow on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 'Yankee Bell' #42-32085, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Denver Holton

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • Asay Johnson

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • Julius King

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Crashed at Berow on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 'Yankee Bell' #42-32085, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Walter Marxmeyer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • George Miller

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • Ellsworth Stumbo

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • John Zuvich

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Crashed at Berow on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 'Yankee Bell' #42-32085, Prisoner of War (POW).

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 3 February 1945

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 12233 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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