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42-29868 aka "The Venus" with crew.

Connections

Units

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 508th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Theodore Brantz

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #4229868 'Venus. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Coe

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #4229868 'Venus. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Theodore Curis

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #4229868 'Venus. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Raymond Hammond

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #4229868 'Venus. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Nelson Harmon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #4229868 'Venus. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Alvin Jeanes

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #4229868 'Venus. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Jack Kern

    Military | Colonel | Pilot

  • Abraham Silverman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #4229868 'Venus. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Trask

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #4229868 'Venus. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Joseph Turley

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #4229868 'Venus. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

Aircraft

  • 42-29868 The Venus

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 27/2/43; Pueblo 13/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-K] Polebrook 17/4/43; Missing in Action 21m Anklam 9/10/43 with Joe Turley, Navigator: Bob Coe, Bombardier: Abe Silverman, Radio Operator: Theo Brantz, Ball turret...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2016 21:31:59 Alex-5872-dk Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

www.351st.org

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