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Otto H Pfannebecker


Shot down on 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230010. Prisoner of War (POW).




  • Colman Asher

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down on 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30010. Killed in Action (KIA). "On the mission to Stuttgart, Lt. Asher called for permission to pull out of the formation to check a smoke problem in his bomb bay. He slid to his left about 300 feet and all...

  • William Rice

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down on 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30010. Evaded (EVD). Helped by French citizens and members of the Résistance, he was among the 19 evaders (2 from the RAF, 11 from the USAAF and 6 from the Royal Navy) who boarded a Royal Navy Motor Gun Boat ...

Units served with

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 407th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30010

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/3/43; Smoky Hill 4/4/43; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-X] Alconbury 25/4/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Coleman Asher, Co-pilot: Harvey Protzman, Navigator: George Francis, Bombardier: John Chapman, Flight engineer/top...


Event Location Date
Born St Louis, Missouri, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) France 6 September 1943


Date Contributor Update
11 July 2020 14:11:15 JohnPf Changes to middlename

Ottos middle name was Henry. I am his son and wanted to correct this archive.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:58 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 739 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database