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Ssgt. Joe Schreppel
Tail gunner/ Jolley Roger 42-5886
548 BS. 385 BGH

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  • Joe Schreppel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #425886 'The Jolly Roger. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

Aircraft

  • 42-5886

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 21/4/43; Denver 5/3/43; Kearney 30/5/43; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-D] Gt Ashfield 24/6/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Paul Sommers, Co-pilot: Herb Brown, Navigator: Hugh McClatchey, Radio Operator: Olin Wieneke,...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 84

    17 August 1943
    The mission flown on 17-Aug-43, the 1st anniversary of the 1st mission flown by the 8th Air Force, is probably the most written about mission of the war. This is the famous Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission on which 60 B-17s are lost. It has been dubbed ...

Locations

  • Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...

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Date Contributor Update
19 August 2018 23:32:48 aug61945 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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