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42-3530

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 20/7/43; Dyersburg 9/8/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-H] Rougham 9/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Elza Fairchild, Co-pilot: Ken Amberg, Navigator: Chas Watkins, Bombardier: John McCarthy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Pippin, Radio Operator: Alonzo Christian, Ball turret gunner: Theo Violette, Waist gunner: Sam Diamond, Waist gunner: Ray Wright (9 Killed in Action); Ed Hunt (Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Watenstedt, 15 miles S of Helmstedt A/Fd, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1885.

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Aircraft

  • 42-3530

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/7/43; Dyersburg 9/8/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-H] Rougham 9/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Elza Fairchild, Co-pilot: Ken Amberg, Navigator: Chas Watkins, Bombardier: John McCarthy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner...

Units

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organisation and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29-Jun-1942; Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28-Aug-42 to 31-Oct-42 than at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas from...

People

  • John Carthy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group

  • Alonzo Christian

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 94th Bomb Group

  • Samuel Diamond

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group

  • Elza Fairchild

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group

  • Edward Hunt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Pippin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Crashed for unknown reasons on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-3530. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Theodore Violette

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group

  • Charles Watkins

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group

  • Raymond Wright

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 182

    11 January 1944
    Three aviation industry targets in Germany are bombed. The bomber force consists of 291 B-17s despatched from 1st Bomb Division in two elements, one element of 177 B-17s is despatched to Oschersleben, Germany as the primary target, the other 1BD...

Places

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

  • Elveden Hall

    Military site : non-airfield
    Elveden Hall, Brandon, Suffolk was used during the Second World War as a headquarters for the USAAF Third Air Division. Some evidence to suggest that the staff quarters were struck and destroyed by a bomb. ...

Events

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 February 2015 02:38:50 mp3 Changes to aircraft associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

mp3

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1885 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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