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42-39841

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Long Beach 16/9/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-G] Snetterton 9/10/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 25/2/44 with 452BG crew with Bill Lupole WIA (leg amputated), Co-pilot: Bob Bateson, Navigator: John Buhs (Wounded in Action), Bombardier: Roy Bumstead (Wounded in Action), Radio Operator: Mitch McArthur, Ball turret gunner: Lyle Hathaway, Waist gunner: Harrison Savant, Waist gunner: Chas Hodge (wia-leg amputated),Tail gunner: Paul Kaltenbacher (9 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Baker (evaded capture?); enemy aircraft KOd #3 and #4, crashed Saarwiesen, fields beside River Saar, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2862. WACKY WOODY.

Service

Units

People

  • Joseph Baker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Robert Bateson

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    MACR Number: 2862 Date: 440225 Aircraft Type: B-17 ...

  • John Buhs

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW). Repatriated due to injuries - date unknown.

  • Roy Bumsted

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Lyle Hathaway

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Charles Hodge

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW). Injured by 20mm shell. Held in camp Stalag 9c Bad Sulza Saxe Weimar 51 11.

  • Paul Kaltenbacher

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841 "Wacky Woody". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • William Lupole

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 February 1944 at Saarbrucken, Germany in B-17 #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW). Amputation of right leg. Repatriated due to injuries in Feb 1945. Germany POW camp : Stalag 9c Bad Sulza Saxe Weimar 51 11

  • Mitchel McArthur

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Harrison Savant

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841 "Wacky Woody". Prisoner of War (POW).

Places

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 25 February 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2018 16:03:41 Pete Changes to description
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 05:28:13 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to nicknames
Sources

Veteran Description

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 2862 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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