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42-3462

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 29/6/43; Dow 14/7/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-B] Horham 18/7/43; battle damaged by enemy aircraft Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with L.L. Kerr, 7RTD; Waist gunner: Robert Roy, Waist gunner: Steve Smierksi,Tail gunner: Bob Crawford (3 Prisoner of War), Missing Air Crew Report 856; Missing in Action (23m) Brunswick 21/2/44 with Morris Marks, Co-pilot: Frank Derenberg, Navigator: Delmar Decker, Bombardier: George Amberg, Radio Operator: Harry Cook, Ball turret gunner: Rod Hines, Waist gunner: Larry Cuyler,Tail gunner: Arden Miner (8 Killed in Action); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Barnthson, Waist gunner: Barclay Glover (2 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed in swamp near Zegveld, 12 miles W of Utrecht, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 2424 (856). SAN ANTONIO ROSE.

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

  • George Amberg

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, which was obscured by clouds, on 21 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-3462 'San Antonio Rose' and crashed near Utrecht, Holland. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Charles Barnthson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, which was obscured by clouds, on 21 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-3462 'San Antonio Rose' and crashed near Utrecht, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Bate

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    After fighter attacks set fire to the left wing on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-38024 crashed near Oldenburg, GR after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Bovenzi

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group

  • Francis Boyle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    After fighter attacks set fire to the left wing on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-38024 crashed near Oldenburg, GR after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harold Cook

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, which was obscured by clouds, on 21 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-3462 'San Antonio Rose' and crashed near Utrecht, Holland. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Larry Cuyler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, which was obscured by clouds, on 21 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-3462 'San Antonio Rose' and crashed near Utrecht, Holland. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Delmar Decker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, which was obscured by clouds, on 21 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-3462 'San Antonio Rose' and crashed near Utrecht, Holland. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Frank Derenberg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, which was obscured by clouds, on 21 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-3462 'San Antonio Rose' and crashed near Utrecht, Holland. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Stephen Dobish

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    After fighter attacks set fire to the left wing on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-38024 crashed near Oldenburg, GR after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 14 October 1943
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 21 February 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2016 05:41:48 MSP Changes to nicknames
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MSP

Date Contributor Update
06 July 2016 23:30:22 MSP Changes to place associations
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MSP

Date Contributor Update
27 June 2016 00:35:28 MSP Changes to media associations
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MSP

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2015 16:21:53 lchyatt Changes to media associations
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San Antonio Rose

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 2424 / MACR 856 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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