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Combat crew no. 123 stand in front of B-17 'Knucklehead'.
Standing, left to right: R. T. Neary (navigator), W. M. Bagot (co-pilot), E. H. Patterson (pilot), J. H. Williamson (bombardier)
Kneeling, left to right: Samuel Craig (radio operator), Mario Panetti (assistant radio operator), Albeny Blanchard (tail gunner), Sherwood Renner (engineer), ? Gimmerson (aerial gunner), ? Gessner (assistant engineer).

Connections

People

  • Walter Bagot

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 26 November 1944 in B-17 #4337846 'Phony Express. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Albeny Blanchard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA). On return to base B17 #42-37869 crashed at Oakhampton returning from Atlantic weather reconnaissance mission. 5 KNO+2 RTD +1 RAF

  • Samuel Craig

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA). On return to base B-17 #42-37869 crashed at Oakhampton returning from Atlantic weather reconnaissance mission. 5 KNO +2 RTD +1 RAF

  • Richard Neary

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA). On return to base B-17 #42-37869 crashed at Oakhampton returning from Atlantic weather reconnaissance mission.

  • Mario Panetti

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA). On return to base B17 #42-37869 crashed at Oakhampton returning from Atlantic weather reconnaissance mission. 5 KNO+2 RTD +1 RAF

  • Ernest Patterson

    Military | Major | Pilot; Commanding Officer
    On return to base B17 #42-37869 crashed at Oakhampion returning from Atlantic weather reconnaissance mission. 5 KNO +2 RTD +1 RAF

  • Sherwood Renner

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer
    Killed in Action (KIA). On return to base B-17 #42-37869 crashed at Oakhampton returning from Atlantic weather reconnaissance mission. 5 KNO + 2 RTD +1 RAF

  • J Williamson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Part of combat crew no. 123

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2017 09:25:53 Lucy May Changes to caption and person associations
Sources

Replaced connection to Edward H Patterson of the 389th Bomb Group to Ernest H Patterson of the 25th Bomb Group (recon). Added connections to airmen who flew with Ernest: https://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/6792

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2017 20:20:25 Brian Hamilton Changes to person associations
Sources

Scanned from an original photo in the collection of the late Walter McRae Bagot.

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2017 20:11:26 Brian Hamilton Created entry with collection
Sources

Scanned from the personal collection of the late Walter McRae Bagot.

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