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A bomber crew of the 486th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 43-38001) nicknamed "Oh Miss Agnes". Handwritten caption on reverse: '"Oh Miss Agnes" B-17G # 338001. 835 Sqdn, 486th Bomb Gp, Sudbury, Suffolk, England. Standing left to right: Carl Runge, Navigator, Dick Allbright, Pilot, Bob Miller, Co pilot. Middle Row: Red Cochill, ball gr, Bernie Poole, Tail gr. Left to right. Front row, left to right: Styles Westbrook, Waist gr, Pop Davison, Flight Engineer, Milton Carmack, Nose gunner, Junior Raines, Radio op.'

Connections

Units

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 835th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Richard Allbright

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Dresden on 17 Apr 45 in B-17 'Old Miss Agnes' #4338001

  • Milton Carmack

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Dresden on 17 Apr 45 in B-17 'Old Miss Agnes' #4338001

  • Edgar Coghill

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Dresden on 17 Apr 45 in B-17 'Old Miss Agnes' #4338001

  • Merle Davison

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Dresden on 17 Apr 45 in B-17 'Old Miss Agnes' #4338001

  • Robert Miller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Unddorp on 6 Dec 44 in B-17 Mr. Tacoma' #4337944

  • Bernard Poole

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    18 missions. Shot down on 19th over Brux, Austria (mission to Dresden) on 17 April 1945 in B-17 #4338001 'Old Miss Agnes. ' Escaped and evaded until 5 May. Prisoner of War (POW). AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ POW 1 fighter

  • Junior Raines

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Dresden on 17 Apr 45 in B-17 'Old Miss Agnes' #4338001

  • Carl Runge

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Dresden in B-17 'Old Miss Agnes' #4338001

  • Styles Westbrook

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Dresden on 17 Apr 45 in B-17 'Old Miss Agnes' #4338001

Aircraft

  • 43-38001

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 836BS/487BG Lavenham 10/7/44; transferred 835BS/486BG [H8-B] Sudbury 27/10/44; 58m Missing in Action Dresden 17/4/45 with Dick Allbright, Co-pilot: Bob Miller, Navigator: Carl Runge,...

Locations

  • Sudbury

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 September 2016 16:14:43 Lucy May Changes to person associations
Sources

Connected to airmen's records using caption information.

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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