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42-38083

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 6/12/43; Kearney 24/12/43; Nutts Corner, Belfast, N.I. 14/1/44; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-V] Bassingbourn 1/2/44; 77m Missing in Action Merseburg 2/11/44 with Leroy Hare, Co-pilot: Bob Casey, Navigator: Theo Herrick, Bombardier: Roy Cook (4 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tom Harris, Radio Operator: Frank Holman, Ball turret gunner: Bill Oxby, Waist gunner: Floyd Callen,Tail gunner: George Hanson (5 Killed in Action); riddled by formation of enemy aircraft, tailplane broke away and ship crashed Gnotsch, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 10144. MAN ‘O WAR II - HORSEPOWER LTD.

Service

Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Burtt

    Military | Captain | Bomber pilot / Fighter pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Damaged by fighters on mission to Frankfurt on 29-Jan-44 in B-17G 42-37987 'Man O War - Horsepower Ltd' managed to return to England on two engines and crashed near Sittingbourne, Kent when the third engine went out....

  • Floyd Callen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Gnotsch in B-17 'Man O War II' #4238083

  • Robert Casey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed on 11/2/44 in B-17 'Man O War II' #4238083

  • Roy Cook

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • Eugene Emond

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot
    Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 combat missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Rotated to ZI, instructor for bomber pilots. Awards: DFC, AM(3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: 47 year career as Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

  • George Hanson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Gnotsch in B-17 'Man O War II' #4238083

  • Leroy Hare

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Gnotsch on 11/2/44 in B-17 'Man O Warr II' #4238083

  • Thomas Harris

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Gnotsch in B-17 #4238083 'Man O War II'

  • Theodore Herrick

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • Frank Holman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Gnotsch in B-17 'Man O War II' #4238083

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Places

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 2 November 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 10144 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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