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Place where 42-3436 crashed on October 14, 1943 - 13.45 h local time.
Tail part in The Netherlands
Nose part in Germany

Missing - nose
- Donald Paul Breeden/co-pilot
Probably interred with Martin and/or Manley
Source: George Kuhl - Wrong Place! Wrong Time! - page 149

KIA - nose
- William James Martin/navigator
- Harvey Arlie Manley/bombardier

KIA - tail
- Leonard Roy Henlin/left waist gunner
- Robert G Wells /right waist gunner

All others POW
Krems /17b
- Hosea Crawford
- Dominic Lepore
- Arthur Linrud
- Benjamin Roberts
Sagan/3
- Dennis McDarby

Connections

Units

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Donald Breeden

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Donald Paul Breeden served as pilot with the 364th Bomb Squadron of the 305th Bomb Group. His B-17 #423436 was shot down 14 October 1943 over the Netherlands and Breeden was declared Missing in Action (MIA). ...

  • Hosea Crawford

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Leonard Henlin

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Dominic Lepore

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Arthur Linrud

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner / Flight Engineer
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Harvey Manley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-3436. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • William Martin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Dennis McDarby

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Benjamin Roberts

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-3436. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Robert Wells

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

Aircraft

  • 42-3436

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/6/43; Redmond 15/8/43; Assigned 96BG 16/8/43; transferred 364BS/305BG [WF-R] Chelveston 18/9/43; ...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 111

    8 October 1943
    The shipyards and industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission, but cloud cover causes some formations to bomb targets of opportunity. The attacking elements have been summarized below: ...

  • 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...

  • VIII Bomber Command 115

    14 October 1943
    This was the 2nd mission flown against the ball bearing industry at Schweinfurt, Germany and was as equally disastrous as that flown on 17-Aug-43. It came to be known as "Black Thursday". While fighter escort was dispatched, bad weather and lack of...

Locations

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

  • Eygelshoven

    Crash site

  • Finkenrath

    Crash site

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2016 10:05:19 wimhm.slangen Changes to mission associations
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01 November 2016 10:02:48 wimhm.slangen Changes to unit associations
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01 November 2016 10:02:01 wimhm.slangen Changes to caption
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01 November 2016 09:59:42 wimhm.slangen Changes to caption and place associations
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01 November 2016 09:51:35 wimhm.slangen Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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Date Contributor Update
01 November 2016 06:49:27 wimhm.slangen Created entry
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