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Capt Oscar D O'Neil and crew of the 401st Bomb Sqn, 91st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, beside Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress 42-5070 'Invasion II'. England, 12 March 1943. Capt O'Neil crouched down centre front row.

Connections

Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Benedict Borostowski

    Military | Master Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 17 April 1943 in B-17 42-5070 'Invasion II. ' Plane was on fire when all crew parachuted to safety. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag Luft 4 moved to Usedom 54-46. Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Edwin Bush

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier
    Aboard 'The Saint' B-17F 41-24431 which suffered an accident while taxiing on the runway on 12-Feb-43 due to strong winds. All 7 crew members were safe. Shot down 17 April 1943 in B-17 42-5070 'Invasion II. ' Plane was on fire when all crew parachuted...

  • Edwin Carmichael

    Military | Major | Navigator - Group Navigator
    Shot down 17 April 1943 in B-17 42-5070 'Invasion II'. Plane was on fire when all crew parachuted to safety. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag Luft III then moved to Nuremburg 49-11. Awards: AM (3OLC), POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Freihofer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down 17 April 1943 in B-17 #425070 'Invasion II. ' Plane was on fire when all crew parachuted to safety. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag Luft 3 moved to Nuremberg 49-B. ...

  • Harry Goldstein

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner / Flight engineer
    Shot down 17 April 1943 in B-17 42-5070 'Invasion II. ' Plane was on fire when all crew parachuted to safety. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag Luft IV. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William King

    Military | Master Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 17 April 1943 in B-17 42-5070 'Invasion II'. Plane was on fire when all crew parachuted to safety. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Eldon Lapp

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 17 April 1943 in B-17 42-5070 'Invasion II. ' Plane was on fire when all crew parachuted to safety. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Melchiondo

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio
    Shot down 17 April 1943 in B-17 42-5070 'Invasion II. ' Plane was on fire when all crew parachuted to safety. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag 17B. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Oscar O'Neill

    Military | Captain | Bomber pilot
    Shot down 17 April 1943 in B-17 42-5070 'Invasion II. ' Plane was on fire when all crew parachuted to safety. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: AM (OLC), POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Aaron Youell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 17 April 1943 in B-17 42-5070 'Invasion II. ' Plane was on fire when all crew parachuted to safety. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 42-5070 'Invasion II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/9/42; New Castle 11/10/42; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-A] Bassingbourn 14/12/42; Missing in Action 18m Bremen 17/4/43 with Capt Oscar O'Neill, Co-pilot: Bob Friehofer, Navigator: Capt Edwin Carmichael, Bombardier: Capt Edwin Bush,...

Locations

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2017 17:21:49 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
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Date Contributor Update
14 March 2017 15:49:40 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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