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42-38060

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 29/11/43; Wendover 12/12/43; Grenier 2/1/44; Assigned 750BS/457BG [K] Glatton 29/1/44; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 24/2/44 with Max Morrow, Co-pilot: Tom Davis, Bombardier: Bob Horn, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Lee, Radio Operator: Dave Wallace, Waist gunner: Bernie Harris, Waist gunner: Everett Tyler,Tail gunner: Merton Cattanach (8 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Daren McIntyre, Ball turret gunner: Italio Stella (2 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Flensungen-Mueke, 12 miles NE of Giessen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2917.TEXAS BLUEBONNET.

Service

Units

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 750th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Merton Cattanach

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Forced to make a belly-landing near Giessen, GR on a mission to Schwienfurt, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-38060. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Thomas Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Forced to make a belly-landing near Giessen, GR on a mission to Schwienfurt, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-38060. Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag Luft IV. POW

  • Bernard Harris

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Forced to make a belly-landing near Giessen, GR on a mission to Schwienfurt, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-38060. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Russell Hatchett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    S/Sgt. Russell T. Hatchett “Tom” Ball Turret Gunner ...

  • Robert Horn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 457th Bomb Group
    Forced to make a belly-landing near Giessen, GR on a mission to Schwienfurt, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-38060. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Dren Intyre

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 457th Bomb Group

  • George Lee

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Forced to make a belly-landing near Giessen, GR on a mission to Schwienfurt, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-38060. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Max Morrow

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Forced to make a belly-landing near Giessen, GR on a mission to Schwienfurt, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-38060. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Italo Stella

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Forced to make a belly-landing near Giessen, GR on a mission to Schwienfurt, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-17G 42-38060. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Everett Tyler

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Forced to make a belly-landing near Giessen, GR on a mission to Schwienfurt, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-38060. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Places

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 24 February 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 2917 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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