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42-38119

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 18/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; with Albert Jones crash landed base 2/2/44; Written off 4/2/44.

Service

Units

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 729th Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Campbell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Tail Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Robert Gilg

    Military | Captain | Bombardier | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Walter Goeske

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group

  • John Jr

    Military | Major | Observer | 452nd Bomb Group

  • James Kreuger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 3 September 1944 in AC #4238119. AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • David Lewis

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Carl Liles

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot | 482nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 3 September 1944 in AC #42-38119. Crashed off Channel Islands Missing Air Crew Report #8609. Hit by Flak over Guernsey Island, #2 engine flames, Lost altitude, #2 engine fell, #3 prop feathered. Ditched with no explosion. No...

  • Jerry McGill

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Miles Parmely

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group

  • William Walsh

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 452nd Bomb Group

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 3 September 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 8609 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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