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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 2/12/42; New Castle 15/12/42; Assigned 352BS/301BG Biskra 9/1/43; Ain M'Lila 17/1/43; St Donat 6/3/43; Oudna 6/8/43; 61 missions

Transferred to 49BS/2BG Massicault 14/11/43; Missing in Action on 1st mission, to Eleusis airfield, Athens 18/11/43 with Dick Flournoy, Co-pilot: Joe Cotton, Navigator: Jim Wagner, Bombardier: Ernie Skorheim, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Russ Leonard, Radio Operator: Jack Farley, Ball turret gunner: Bob Steel, Waist gunner: Ed Nowak, Waist gunner: Fred Glor,Tail gunner: Tom Reich (10 evaded capture);

Crash landed on Corfu; eventually the Greeks rowed them to the mainland, then finally an Italian sub-chaser took the crew to Bari, Italy for a spell in hospital; Missing Air Crew Report 1200.



  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

  • 352nd Bomb Squadron
  • 49th Bomb Squadron



Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Eleusis, Greece 18 November 1943
Crashed Corfu, Greece 18 November 1943


Date Contributor Update
03 January 2017 17:16:55 Lucy May Changes to description and events

Expanded terms in the biography field and added connections from information given in that field.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:56 AAM AAM ingest

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