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Standing, left to right ; 2nd Lt Jack R. Hillary, pilot; 2nd Lt William Robertson III, co-pilot; 2nd John E. Rice Jr, navigator; 2nd Lt Rocco De Filippis, bombardier.
Front, left to right : Sgt Nelson R. Bishop, ball turret gunner; S/Sgt George E. Paul, engineer; Sgt Harry R. Sansum, waist gunner; T/Sgt Eugene E. Girman, radio operator; Sgt James R. Warson, tail gunner. (USAAF photo)

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  • Neldon Bishop

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Neldon Bishop was Ball Turret Gunner on board B-17 # 42-97291 of 303rd Bomb Group / 359th Bomb Squadron. Lost on the 24 August 1944 mission to the Leuna refinery in Merseburg, Germany. Prisoner Of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 8212.

  • Rocco DeFilippis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Rocco DeFilippis was Bombardier on board B-17 42-97291 of 303rd Bomb Group / 359th Bomb Squadron. Lost on the 24 August 1944 mission to the Leuna refinery in Merseburg, Germany. Killed In Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 8212.

  • Eugene Girman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Eugene Girman was Radio Operator on board B-17 42-97291 of 303rd Bomb Group / 359th Bomb Squadron. Lost on the 24 August 1944 mission to the Leuna refinery in Merseburg, Germany. Immediately captured upon landing in parachute. Prisoner Of War (POW)....

  • Jack Hillary

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Jack Hillary was Pilot of B-17 # 42-97291 of 303rd Bomb Group / 359th Bomb Squadron. Lost on the 24 August 1944 mission to the Leuna refinery in Merseburg, Germany. Killed In Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 8212.

  • George Paul

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    George Paul was Engineer on board B-17 # 42-97291 of 303rd Bomb Group / 359th Bomb Squadron. Lost on the 24 August 1944 mission to the Leuna refinery in Merseburg, Germany. Killed In Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 8212.

  • John Rice

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    2nd Lt John Rice was Navigator on board B-17 # 42-97291 of 303rd Bomb Group / 359th Bomb Squadron. Lost on the 24 August 1944 mission to the Leuna refinery in Merseburg, Germany. Killed In Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 8212.

  • William Robertson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    William Robertson was Co-Pilot on board B-17 # 42-97291 of 303rd Bomb Group / 359th Bomb Squadron. Lost on the 24 August 1944 mission to the Leuna refinery in Merseburg, Germany. Killed In Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 8212.

  • Harry Sansum

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Harry Sansum was a Waist Gunner on board B-17 # 42-97291 of 303rd Bomb Group / 359th Bomb Squadron. Lost on the 24 August 1944 mission to the Leuna refinery in Merseburg, Germany. Killed In Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 8212.

  • James Watson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    James Watson was Tail Gunner on board B-17 # 42-97291 of 303rd Bomb Group / 359th Bomb Squadron. Lost on the 24 August 1944 mission to the Leuna refinery in Merseburg, Germany. Killed In Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 8212.

Aircraft

  • 42-97291 "Myasis Dragon"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/2/44; Rapid City 5/3/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 17/4/44; no ops, transferred 527BS/379BG [FO-S] Kimbolton 18/4/44; transferred 359BS/303BG [BN-W] Molesworth as GH Pathfinder 21/5/44; Missing in Action...

Missions

  • 568

    24 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 November 2015 13:33:59 ED-BB Created entry with caption, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 8212
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