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42-38145

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered 27 December 1943 - Denver
Assigned: 14 January 1944 - Gr Island
Assigned: 6 February 1944 - 8th AF / 3rd BD / 45th CBW / 452nd BG / 730th BS - (RAF Deopham Green)
( Square-L ) ( T / Rosalie Ann )
Mid-air collision (class 5): 19 May 1944 (Pilot error)
With Bill Gaither, Co-pilot: Ernie Demaray, Navigator: John Stull, Bombardier: Roger Soth, Ball turret gunner: John McCallum, Waist gunner: Joe Lovett, Waist gunner: George Mondell Wounded in Action, Tail gunner: Bob Sellstrom (8 RTD); Radio Operator: Ed Sullivan, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Williams (2 KIA).
During assembly collided with 42-31242 (388th BG), crash landed New Buckenham, Nfk.
2 KIA, 8 RTD
8th AF mission (Berlin, Germany)
Salvaged: 20 May 1944

Service

Aircraft

  • 42-31242 Patty Jo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/10/43; Gr Island 17/10/43; Gt Falls 23/10/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 9/11/43; target Berlin 19/5/44 with Don Salles, Co-pilot: Homer Andrews, Navigator: Jack Barcus, Bombardier: Tom Matthews, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-38145 Rosalie Ann II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered 27 December 1943 - Denver ...

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Units

  • 45th Combat Bomb Wing
  • 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...

  • 730th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Placido Andrade

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Placido was one of 5 sons of Placido and Diluvina Andrade, a 5-Blue Star Family from Los Angeles, CA. Placido and his brothers, Albert-USA, Leonard-USA, Alfred-USA, and Danny-USN, all served during World War II. Placido was an original crew member of ...

  • Ernest Demaray

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    B17 # 42-38145 'Rosalie Ann' Crashed near Buckenham, England, due to mid-air coll. w/ #42-31242 from 388th BG on 19 May 1944. RTD

  • William Gaither

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    B-17 #42-38145 'Rosalie Ann' Crashed near Buckenham, England, due to mid-air coll. w/ #42-31242 from 388th BG on 19 May 1944, Returned to Duty (RTD).

  • John Haddad

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio operator B-17 | 452nd Bomb Group

  • John McCallum

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Ditched 19 May 1944 in A/C #42-38145. (Refer to Bomber Stories, a book in our collection). Returned to duty, 'Rosalie Ann Two'. 35 missions B-17 during 1944. First 'Frantic' mission to Russia. DFC/ AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • George Mondell

    Military | Corporal | Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    B17 # 42-38145 'Rosalie Ann' Crashed near Buckenham, England, due to mid-air coll. w/ #42-31242 from 388th BG on 19 May 1944. RTD

  • Robert Sellstrom

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    B17 # 42-38145 'Rosalie Ann' Crashed near Buckenham, England, due to mid-air coll. w/ #42-31242 from 388th BG on 19 May 1944. RTD

  • Roger Soth

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 452nd Bomb Group
    B17 # 42-38145 'Rosalie Ann' Crashed near Buckenham, England, due to mid-air coll. w/ #42-31242 from 388th BG on 19 May 1944. RTD

  • John Stull

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 452nd Bomb Group
    B17 # 42-38145 'Rosalie Ann' Crashed near Buckenham, England, due to mid-air coll. w/ #42-31242 from 388th BG on 19 May 1944. RTD

  • Edward Sullivan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) had mid-air collision over base. Plane was B-17 #4238145 'Rosalle Ann II'

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Places

  • Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed New Buckenham, Norwich NR16, UK 19 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2019 14:23:05 terveurn Changes to aircraft associations and unit associations
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added connections

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2019 14:21:33 terveurn Changes to description
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From 452nd BG records

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2019 14:14:31 terveurn Changes to markings
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Spelling

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2019 10:39:59 phil marchese Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and markings
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AAM photo

Date Contributor Update
01 September 2015 15:58:52 Pete Changes to nicknames
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452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:49 AAM AAM ingest
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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