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German report AV 80/43 > page 8 at https://catalog.archives.gov/id/18238541 (NARA), with details given at the time by T/Sgt Espitallier, who thought Bombardier Robert Kylius had also been killed.

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People

  • Arnold Carlson

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Arnold Carlson was serving as Co-Pilot of B-17 #42-5717 on the 16 February 1943 mission to the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. The aircraft was attacked by fighters and Pilot William Warner was killed by enemy fire. Co-Pilot Arnold Carlson...

  • Edward Espitallier

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Edward Espitallier was Radio Operator on B-17F-15-BO #41-24496 'Chenault's Pappy' on the 17 November 1942 mission to St. Nazaire, France. After leaving the target area, the Fortress was attacked by FW190s. The TTG Aulenbach was killed and 3 crew...

  • Robert Kisling

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Robert Kisling was Right Waist gunner on B-17 #42-5717 on the 16 February 1943 mission to the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. The aircraft was attacked by fighters and Pilot William Warner was killed by enemy fire. Co-Pilot Arnold Carlson continued...

  • Robert Kylius

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Robert Kylius was Bombardier in the 306th Bomb Group/423rd Bomb Squadron and completed 12 missions. His 13th mission was on B-17 #42-5717 on the 16 February 1943 operation to the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. The aircraft was attacked by fighters...

  • Colon Neeley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    On 17 November, 1942, after leaving the target area near St. Nazaire, B-17F #41-24496 'Chenault's Pappy' 306BG/423BS was attacked by FW190s. The TTG Aulenbach was killed and 3 crew members as the plane suffered severe damage. A/C landed at Exeter....

  • Lewis Utley

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
    Lewis Utley was Navigator on B-17 #42-5717 on the 16 February 1943 mission to the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. The aircraft was attacked by fighters and Pilot William Warner was killed by enemy fire. Co-Pilot Arnold Carlson continued the flight...

  • William Warner

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    William Warner was Pilot of B-17 #42-5717 on the 16 February 1943 mission to the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. The aircraft was attacked by fighters and William was killed by enemy fire. Co-Pilot Arnold Carlson continued the flight but a/c...

  • William Williams

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Served as Tail Gunner on B-17F #42-24496 "Chennault's Pappy", 306BG/423BS. The aircraft was attacked by FW190s after leaving the target area near St. Nazaire, on 17 November 1942. The TTG Aulenbach was killed and 3 crew members were injured as the...

Aircraft

  • 42-5717

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F-VE 42-5717 was delivered Cheyenne 13-Sep-42; New Castle 11-Oct-42; Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-F] Thurleigh 29-Nov-1942. The aircraft was attacked by German fighters on the way to bomb the U-Boat pens at St Nazaire, France on 16 February 1943 and...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 September 2020 13:31:13 ED-BB Created entry with collection, caption, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

page 8 at https://catalog.archives.gov/id/18238541 (NARA)

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