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42-37985

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 4/11/43; Kearney 13/11/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-V] Snetterton 3/12/43; Co-pilot: Curtis Mosier (Killed in Action) Regensburg 25/2/44; Missing in Action Warnemunde 9/4/44 with Oscar Williamson, Co-pilot: Bill Juergens, Navigator: Sam Burdge, Bombardier: Leon Davis, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Clifton, Radio Operator: Leland Flake, Ball turret gunner: Bob Goss, Waist gunner: Bob Yonch, Waist gunner: Bob Elwood,Tail gunner: Frank Anderson (10INT); flak, force landed Bulltofta, Sweden. Missing Air Crew Report 3650. THE SAINT. Left 25/5/45, sal 31/5/45.

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Units

People

  • Frank Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-17 #4237985 'The Saint. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Sam Burdge

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-17 #4237985 'The Saint. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Willie Clifton

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-17 #4237985 'The Saint. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Leon Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-17 #4237985 'The Saint. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Robert Elwood

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-17 #4237985 'The Saint. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Leiland Flake

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-17 #4237985 'The Saint. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Robert Goss

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-17 #4237985 'The Saint. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • William Juergens

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-17 #4237985 'The Saint. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Curtis Mosier

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) during a fighter attack on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-37985 'The Saint'. He was killed when the B-17 was fired upon and he was killed at his co-pilot seat. The pilot was able to return the damaged...

  • Oscar Williamson

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-17 #4237985 'The Saint. ' Landed in Sweden. He left the formation with one engine smoking and headed for Sweden. He successfully landed and the crew was interned. The plane was subsequently repaired and was recovered after...

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Places

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Poland 9 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3650 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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