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Pilot: 1st Lt. Richard F. Lemanski 96th Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron
MIA 1944-03-08 - MACR #: 3426
Notes 42-31576 Delivered: Denver 20/11/43; Gt Falls 25/11/43; Kearney 22/12/43; Romulus 31/12/43; Presque Is 2/1/44; Assigned: 339BS/96BG [QJ-G] Snetterton 16/1/44; MIA Erkner 8/3/44 Pilot: Richard F. Lemanski, Co-Pilot: James W. Buttermore, Navigator: Leroy Chappell, Bombardier: Frank L. Sewall, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Matthew J. Mendys, Radio Operator: David A. Rohm Jr, Ball Turret Gunner: Philip Kierstead, Waist Gunner: Jeff D. Roberts Jr, Waist Gunner: Edgar A. Currie, Tail Gunner: Dean L. Shuck (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed between Wegenstedt & Calvorden, 13 miles NE of Helmstadt A/Fd, Germany. MACR 3426.
Source B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

Connections

Units

People

  • James Buttermore

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31576 crashed near Wegenstadt after the crew baled out near Helmstedt, GR. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Leroy Chappell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31576 crashed near Wegenstadt after the crew baled out near Helmstedt, GR. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edgar Currie

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31576 crashed near Wegenstadt after the crew baled out near Helmstedt, GR. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Philip Kierstead

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31576 crashed near Wegenstadt after the crew baled out near Helmstedt, GR. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Richard Lemanski

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    Completed 11 missions to Ludwigshaven, Brunswick, Wilhelmshaven, Frankfort, Rostock, Poznan, Belgium, French and Polish objectives. Shot down by ME 109s on the mission to Berlin on 8 March 1944 in B-17 #4231576. ...

  • Matthew Mendys

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31576 crashed near Wegenstadt after the crew baled out near Helmstedt, GR. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Jeff Roberts

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31576 crashed near Wegenstadt after the crew baled out near Helmstedt, GR. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • David Rohm

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Enemy fighters shot down his plane on a mission to Berlin. David parachuted into enemy territory and was captured by German soldiers. After spending 14 months as a Prisoner of War (POW) he was liberated in May 1945. ...

  • Frank Sewell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31576 crashed near Wegenstadt after the crew baled out near Helmstedt, GR. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Dean Shuck

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31576 crashed near Wegenstadt after the crew baled out near Helmstedt, GR. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Aircraft

  • 42-31576

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/11/43; Gt Falls 25/11/43; Kearney 22/12/43; Romulus 31/12/43; Presque Is 2/1/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-G] Snetterton 16/1/44; Missing in Action Erkner 8/3/44 with Dick Lemanski, Co-pilot: Jim Buttermore, Navigator: Leroy Chappell,...

Locations

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2018 14:09:57 ED-BB Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

MACR 3426

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2017 02:41:24 Valerie Lemanski Holley Created entry with collection, caption, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Valerie Lemanski Holley Collection
Source B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

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