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42-37750

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 16/8/43; Long Beach 17/8/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-M] Chelveston 16/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Bob Lang (KIA-in crash), Navigator: John Tew, Bombardier: Jim Adcox, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ruben Almquist, Radio Operator: Warren McConnell, Ball turret gunner: Ken Maynard, Waist gunner: Chas Groeninger, Waist gunner: Howie Keenan (7 Prisoner of War), Co-pilot: Stan Alukonis,Tail gunner: Steve Krawszynski (2 evaded capture); enemy aircraft, crashed Floverish, near Immendorf, 19 miles NE of Aachen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 779 (?915?). MARY T.

Service

Units

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 366th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Adcox

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4237750. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Ruben Almquist

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4237750. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Stanley Alukonis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Mr. STANLEY ALUKONIS was born in a blizzard in his family home in Hudson in 1918, and was a 1935 graduate of Nashua High School. Stanley Alukonis lived a full and rich life for his 88 years with us. During the raging floods on 2006 Mr. Alukonis’ life...

  • Warren Connell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • Charles Groeninger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    S/Sgt. Charles J Groeninger was the Left Waistgunner on B17G 42-37750 305th Bomb Group who crashed on October 14th 1943 at Floverich-Puffendorf Germany. He became POW and send to Stalag 17b Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krem Germany...

  • Howard Keenan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4237750. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Steve Krawszynski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4237750. Evaded.

  • Robert Lang

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4237750. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Kenneth Maynard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4237750. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Tew

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

Places

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Events

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

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 915 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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