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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Presque Is 23/12/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-V] Horham 30/12/43; 412BS [QW-V]; 45m, Missing in Action Politz 25/8/44 with Everett Perry, Co-pilot: Jim Daniels, Bombardier: Guiseppe Merlo, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dominic Maffentone, Radio Operator: George Sulick, Ball turret gunner: John Detweller, Waist gunner: Mike Natt,Tail gunner: Francis Sutphin (8 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Larry Kieinman (Killed in Action); with #3 afire, ship peeled off, crashed Westhof, Sundische Insel, NE of Barth, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 8282. HAMAWA aka HOLY MATRIMONY.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron
  • 412th Bomb Squadron


  • James Daniels

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • John Detweller

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Lawrence Kieinman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group

  • Dominick Maffetone

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Guiseppe Merlo

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group

  • Michael Natt

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Everett Perry

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • George Sulick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group

  • Francis Sutphin

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group


  • 570

    25 August 1944



Event Location Date
Crashed Westhof, 34519 Diemelsee, Germany 25 August 1944 – 25 August 1944

Missing in Action Politz 25/8/44. With #3 afire, ship peeled off, crashed Westhof, Sundische Insel, NE of Barth, Germany. (8 x POW, 1 x KIA) Missing Air Crew Report MACR 8282.


Date Contributor Update
30 March 2019 12:12:11 phil marchese Changes to markings

AAM image
Freeman, ...Story, at block -35-DL.

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2015 16:44:31 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations

AAM DB Entry.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:48 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 8282 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database