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42-5915

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Long Beach 7/5/43; Denver 14/5/43; Geiger 26/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Dow Fd 13/7/43; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-J] Framlingham 15/7/43; Missing in Action (11m) Munster 10/10/43 with Bob McGuire, Co-pilot: Glenn Oster, Navigator: Albt Drouhard, Bombardier: Jack Nosser, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Herschel Rasco, Radio Operator: Joe Chassaing, Ball turret gunner: Hershel McFeely, Waist gunner: George Hodgins, Waist gunner: Norman Augerr, Tail gunner: Cliff Strang (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, with wing on fire and #1 engine out, crashed Quantwick, near Ahaus, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 860. CASH & CARRIE

Service

Units

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 570th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Norman Auger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #425915 'Cash & Carrie. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Chassaing

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-5915 'Cash & Carrie', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Albert Drouhard

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #425915 'Cash & Carrie. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Hershel Feely

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group

  • George Hodgins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #425915 'Cash & Carrie. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert McGuire

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 42-5915 'Cash & Carrie', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Jack Nosser

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #425915 'Cash & Carrie. ' Crash landed in Germany. evaded into Holland and there was betrayed by Dutch civilians Sent to Stalag Luft III. . Escaped Moosburg April 1945 and reached American Fores north of the Danube...

  • Glenn Oster

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-5915 'Cash & Carrie', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Hershel Rascoe

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #425915 'Cash & Carrie. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Clifford Strang

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #425915 'Cash & Carrie. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 81

    12 August 1943
    This mission is separated into two elements. The first element is a combined force of 183 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division: 91BG (22); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (20); 306BG (20); 351BG (21); 379BG (21); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are dispatched to bomb...

  • VIII Bomber Command 87

    27 August 1943
    This mission is the first attack by the USAAF on suspected V-Weapon sites. The German development of pilotless winged aircraft was first divulged to the British just shortly after the beginning of World War II in two letters sent to the British embassy...

  • VIII Bomber Command 89

    2 September 1943
    This mission was composed of five elements. The first element was combined force 55 B-17s despatched from: 92BG; 305BG, and 306BG to bomb German airfields in NW France. The mission is recalled due to weather and the bombers return without dropping...

  • VIII Bomber Command 95

    15 September 1943
    This mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a formation of 93 B-17s from: (1BG (19); 305BG (18); 306BG (18); 351BG (19); and 381BG (19) despatched to bomb the German air deport at Romilly-sur-Seine, France. 87 aircraft are...

  • VIII Bomber Command 97

    16 September 1943
    This mission is composed of two elements: Bomb Groups from 1st Bomb Division and Bomb groups from 3rd Bomb Division. The first element is a combined force of 147 B-17s from: 91BG (18); 303BG (19); 305BG (16); 351BG (19); 379BG (19); 381BG (20); and...

  • VIII Bomber Command 100

    23 September 1943
    This mission consisted of three elements, one element from 1st Bomb Division and 2 others from 3rd Bomb Division. The first element was a combined force of 177 B-17s from: 91BG (21); 92BG (19); 305BG (18); 306BG (18); 351BG (19) and 381BG (22)...

  • VIII Bomber Command 103

    26 September 1943
    This mission was composed of four elements. The first element was a combined force of 55 B-17s from 91BG (19); 381BG (18); and 351BG (18) that were dispatched to attack industrial targets in and around Paris, France. As the formation approached the...

  • VIII Bomber Command 108

    4 October 1943
    This mission is composed of five elements. The first element is a combined force of 104 B-17s from: 306BG (16); 92BG (17); 395BG (17); 303BG (19); 379BG (18) and 384BG (17) despatched to bomb the industrial areas of Frankfurt, Germany. 77 aircraft are...

  • VIII Bomber Command 113

    9 October 1943
    This mission is composed of 6 elements. The first element is a combined force of 115 B-17s from: 303BG (20); 379BG (20); 384BG (21); 351BG (21); 91BG 16; and 381BG (16) dispatched to bomb the industrial areas of Anklam, Germany. 106 aircraft are...

  • VIII Bomber Command 114

    10 October 1943
    This mission was intended to be a massive attack of 307 B-17s on the railroad facilities and waterway (canals) at Munster, Germany. This attack was to be supported by a diversion 39 B-24s. The formation was attacked by hundreds of German fighters which...

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Places

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

Events

Event Location Date
Delivered Long Beach, CA 7 May 1943
Assigned Framlingham Airfield, UK 15 July 1943

390BG
570BS

Shot Down Quantwick, Germany 10 October 1943

German Fighters

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2020 01:53:48 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
photo evidence. Personal Collection
http://5085.sydneyplus.com/final/portal.aspx?lang=en-US

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2020 01:53:38 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings, description, events and mission associations
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
photo evidence. Personal Collection
http://5085.sydneyplus.com/final/portal.aspx?lang=en-US

Date Contributor Update
04 June 2020 03:52:34 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames and description
Sources

Added the A/C nickname listed in the A/C “Description”.
Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 860 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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