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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 26/7/43; Dyersburg 8/8/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-B] Rougham 3/9/43; Missing in Action Karlsruhe 27/5/44 with Harry Vogel, Co-pilot: Wilburn Dodds, Navigator: Russ Sullivan, Bombardier: Howard Roemer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Shewmake, Ball turret gunner: Ed Buckholz, Waist gunner: Howard Ruisch,Tail gunner: Paul Anderson (8 Returned to Duty); Waist gunner: Henry Samson (Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Roy Wander (Killed in Action), flak KOd oxygen system, two crew bailed off Ostend, Bel; Missing Air Crew Report 5344. FRIDAY THE 13TH.



  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

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

  • 332nd Bomb Squadron

    332nd Bomb Squadron

    Part of 94th Bomb Group.


  • Paul Anderson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group

  • Edward Buckholz

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

  • Wilburn Dodds

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group

  • Orville Draeger

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    07/17/43 Assigned to the 331st Bomb Squadron. 10/15/43 Transferred to the 482nd Bomb Group. (w/ Quincy V. Miller Jr. Crew)

  • Howard Roemer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group

  • Howard Ruisch

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

  • Henry Samson

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

  • James Shewmake

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group

  • Russell Sullivan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group

  • Harold Vogel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group

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  • 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...


Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Belgium 25 May 1944


Date Contributor Update
28 November 2019 16:45:52 Emily Changes to production block number

Freeman, Mighty Eighth War Manual, p 157

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 5344 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database