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VIII Bomber Command 109 with RAF

4 October 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

3 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched to join a night mission with the Royal Air Force (RAF) on Frankfurt-am-Main/Wiesbaden, Germany. One aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) 5KIA 5POW.

Mission details

1. FRANKFURT (Primary)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

305th Bomb Group despatches 5 B-17s from 422nd Bomb Squadron in a night attack made with RAF

Units

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 2.50
Number of aircraft Sent 5
Number of aircraft Effective 4
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 1
Number of people Killed In Action 5
Number of people Prisoners of War 5

Service

People

  • Donald Breeden

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Donald Paul Breeden served as pilot with the 364th Bomb Squadron of the 305th Bomb Group. His B-17 #423436 was shot down 14 October 1943 over the Netherlands and Breeden was declared Missing in Action (MIA). ...

  • Hosea Crawford

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Leonard Henlin

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Dominic Lepore

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Arthur Linrud

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner / Flight Engineer | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Harvey Manley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • William Martin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Dennis McDarby

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Benjamin Roberts

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

Aircraft

  • 42-3436 No nick name known

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/6/43; Redmond 15/8/43; Assigned 96BG 16/8/43; transferred 364BS/305BG [WF-R] Chelveston 18/9/43; ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2016 10:18:50 wimhm.slangen Changes to media associations
Sources

wim slangen

Date Contributor Update
02 July 2015 19:11:39 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 2-Jul-2014. Added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Lee Cunningham, 8th Air Force missions research database / Stan Bishop's 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces', the Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces and the work of Roger Freeman including the 'Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

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