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42-3486

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 10/7/43; Rome 24/7/43; Assigned 812BS/482BG [MI-D] Alconbury 22/9/43 (H2-X); Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Paul McGinnis, Co-pilot: Roy Peterson, Navigator: Clarry Bevins, John O’Brien ex nav, Bombardier: George Wylie, Waist gunner: Joe Keane, Waist gunner: Angelo Riccardi, Tail gunner: Harry Sutton (8 Killed in Action); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Will Glenn, Radio Operator: Ray Rajala, Ball turret gunner: Eulan Mills (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Ijselmeer, Holl. Missing Air Crew Report 2522. (Found Oost-Flevoland, with two bodies 3/68, and strike photos).

Service

Units

  • 482nd Bomb Group

    482nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 482nd Bomb Group was a Pathfinder Group, which using radar-equipped aircraft to support bombing missions until March 1944. Aircraft from this Group went ahead of other Bombers and sent information back about the best routes to take and the extent...

  • 812th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Clarence Blevins

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 482nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Halberstadt on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-3486. Killed in Action (KIA). Killed in Action (KIA)

  • William Glenn

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    July 30, 1943, on return from Kassel raid crash landed in ac B17 42-29726 'Poisonality. ' Shot down by fighters on mission to Halberstadt on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-3486. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Joseph Keane

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Halberstadt on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-3486. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart, Air Medal

  • James Maginnis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    July 30, 1943, on return from Kassel raid crash landed in ac B17 42-29726 Poisonality. Shot down by fighters on mission to Halberstadt on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-3486. Killed in Action (KIA). This was his 25th mission.

  • Euian Mills

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Halberstadt on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-3486. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John O'Brien

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 482nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Halberstadt on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-3486. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Roy Peterson

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    July 30, 1943, on return from Kassel raid crash landed in ac B17 42-29726 Poisonality. Shot down by fighters on mission to Halberstadt on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-3486. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Raymond Rajala

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 351st Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Halberstadt on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-3486. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Angelo Riccardi

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    July 30, 1943, on return from Kassel raid crash landed in ac B17 42-29726 'Poisonality'. Shot down by fighters on mission to Halberstadt on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-3486. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Harry Sutton

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Halberstadt on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-3486. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Places

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 11 January 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 2522 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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