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42-5877

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Long Beach 12/4/43; Smoky Hill 23/4/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG Andrews Fd 1/6/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; Missing in Action 22/6/43 with Harry Russell, Co-pilot: Purcell Rae, Navigator: Lou Chadwick, Bombardier: Sid Loveless, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Emelio Galli, Radio Operator: Bob Clark (KIA?), Ball turret gunner: Ed Kelso, Waist gunner: John McNew, Waist gunner: Alcario Lobato,Tail gunner: Sam Sacco (10 Prisoner of War); flak hit & crashed in polder Rietveld, near Schelluinen, Hol. No Missing Air Crew Report.

Service

Units

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

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) France 16 August 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 March 2017 03:36:59 mswoodworth Changes to description
Sources

no MACR http://www.8thafhs.com/get_one_acgroup.php?acgroup_id=28

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1351 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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