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Crew list for B-17 42-30309 assigned to the 525th BS 379th BG, at Station 117 (Kimbolton) and listed as MIA on the Schweinfurt mission of 17-Aug-43. MACR 1763

John E Goettel, William O La Dow, James W Leckey, Joe R Lee Jr, Vincent C Leonard, Talmage C Naron, Edward H Schad, James W Sexton, Joseph H Sheppard, Preston Wells Jr

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 525th Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Dow

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator

  • John Goettel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230309 'Raging Red. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Leckey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Wheels up landing at night during a training flight on 31-Mar-44 in B-17F 42-29624 'Pappy'. RTD. 9 x combat missions. Shot down 17-Aug-43 in B-17 42-30309 'Raging Red'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1763 ...

  • Joe Lee

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230309 'Raging Red. ' Prisoner of War (POW). In Stalag Luft III Center Compound POW

  • Vincent Leonard

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230309 'Raging Red. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edward Schad

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230309 'Raging Red. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Sexton

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230309 'Raging Red. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Sheppard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230309 'Raging Red. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Preston Wells

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230309 'Raging Red. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Aircraft

  • 42-30309

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/5/43; Smoky Hill 23/5/43; Kearney 26/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-P] Kimbolton 21/6/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Jim Sexton, Co-pilot: John Goettel, Navigator: Bill LaDow, Bombardier: Joe Lee,...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2019 17:08:24 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28714717?terms=42-30309

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