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Scribner Cobb Dailey

Military

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. ETD

Bremen mission; B-17 42-37838 'Fancy Nancy' 26-Nov-43; quick response and skilled flying in avoiding the worst of a mid-air collision with B-17 42-30317, led to the return of A/C and all but one crew member. RTD

Bordeaux mission; 42-31198 'Fancy Nancy II' 31-Dec-43 battle damaged, ran out of fuel before an airfield could be located, belly landed near Kimbolton, Camb. The crew had bailed out. RTD

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Leo Baranik

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. On his first mission, whilst attempting repair on ball turret in B-17 42-37838 'Fancy Nancy', A/C was in collision with B-17 42-30317, ball turret was shorn off with the loss of Sgt Baranik. Killed in Action (KIA)....

  • George Cook

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. ETD. ...

  • William Flynn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. ETD. Amongst his missions had several close calls. ...

  • Charles Hagen

    Military | First Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat mission. ETD Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Arthur Hildreth

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. ETD Mission to Bremen 26-Nov-43; mid-air, damaged landed at RAF Detling, UK. RTD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Wayman Hutson

    Military | Captain | Bombardier | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. ETD ...

  • John Malone

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. ETD ...

  • Emanuel Pinilis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat missions, ETD. Awards: WWII Victory. EAME.

  • Charles Sanders

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Credited with 1 x Fw190. ETD ...

  • Alexander Stokes

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. ETD ...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31198 Fancy Nancy II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 30/9/43; Gr Island 1/11/43; Memphis 6/11/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-N] Deenethorpe 24/12/43; battle damaged Bordeaux 31/12/43, with Scribner Dailey, rest unknown (10 Returned to Duty); crash landed Kimbolton; Salvaged 4/1/44. FANCY...

  • 42-31662 'Fancy Nancy IV'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/12/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Romulus 6/1/44; Kearney 7/1/44; Memphis 9/1/44; Presque Is 10/1/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-B] Deenethorpe 31/1/44; 134m crash landed Polebrook 22/4/44, Salvaged 1 SAD Troston. FANCY NANCY IV.

  • 42-37838 Fancy Nancy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 21/9/43; Gt Falls 25/9/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-F] Deenethorpe 26/10/43; 1 ...

  • 42-37856

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/9/43; Scott 7/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-B] Deenethorpe 23/12/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 30/1/44 with Ron Rohner, Navigator: Stan Johnson, Bombardier: Emil Smetana, Radio Operator: John Morreale, Ball turret gunner: Ken...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 138

    26 November 1943
    The industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the target for this massive mission (largest to date) of 505 B-17s which included 14 B-17 Pathfinders from 482BG spread among the B-17 formations - 13 of these completed the mission and 7 were damaged. ...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Quincy, Norfolk County, MA 22 November 1916
Enlisted Philadelphia, PA 24 January 1942
Based Deenethorpe November 1943 – June 1944

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged 19 December 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Venice, Sarasota County, FL 12 July 1989
Buried Old Saint David Church Cemetery, Wayne, PA 15 July 1989

Old Saint David Church Cemetery
Wayne,
Delaware County, PA
Plot: Section C Lot 280 Grave 4.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 March 2019 17:16:04 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/541117136
https://www.fold3.com/record/983991-scribner-c-dailey
https://www.fold3.com/record/83764672-scribner-c-dailey
https://www.fold3.com/record/618666470-scribner-dailey-1916
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/175791778/scribner-cobb-dailey

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2015 14:48:26 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number and biography
Sources

Additional details from MACR 16193 - http://www.fold3.com/image/30087196/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of Eighth and Ninth Air Forces Vol I by Bishop & Hey pp. 389, 458, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=22

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