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Carl R Rano

Military

Carl Rano was Co-Pilot on B-17 # 42-3249 of 96th Bomber Group / 413th Bomber Squadron, shot down 16 December 1943. Killed in Action (KIA) - Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 1569.

Service

People

  • James Cumming

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    James Cumming was Navigator on B-17 # 42-3249 of 96th Bomber Group / 413th Bomber Squadron, shot down 16 December 1943 by enemy fighters over Zauider Zee, Holland. Killed in Action (KIA) - Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 1569.

  • William Dwelley

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    William Dwelley was Radio Operator on B-17 # 42-3249 of 96th Bomber Group / 413th Bomber Squadron, shot down 16 December 1943. Killed in Action (KIA) - Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 1569.

  • Robert Evans

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Robert Evans was Ball Turret Gunner on B-17 # 42-3249 of 96th Bomber Group / 413th Bomber Squadron, shot down 16 December 1943. Killed in Action (KIA) - Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 1569.

  • Arthur Frankel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    Arthur Frankel was Bombardier on B-17 # 42-3249 of 96th Bomber Group / 413th Bomber Squadron, shot down 16 December 1943. Killed in Action (KIA) - Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 1569.

  • Carl Greer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Carl Greer was Pilot of B-17 # 42-3249 of 96th Bomber Group / 413th Bomber Squadron, shot down 16 December 1943. Killed in Action (KIA) - Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 1569.

  • Theodore Meschievitz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Theodore Meschievitz was Tail Gunner on B-17 # 42-3249 of 96th Bomber Group / 413th Bomber Squadron, shot down 16 December 1943. Killed in Action (KIA) - Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 1569.

  • Robert Miller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Robert Miller was Left Waist Gunner on B-17 # 42-3249 of 96th Bomber Group / 413th Bomber Squadron, shot down 16 December 1943. Killed in Action (KIA) - Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 1569.

  • Everett Missey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Everett Missey was Right Waist Gunner on B-17 # 42-3249 of 96th Bomber Group / 413th Bomber Squadron, shot down 16 December 1943. Killed in Action (KIA) - Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 1569. He was originally from the Charles F. Geyer Jr crew.

  • Kenneth Slenker

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Kenneth Slenker was Top Turret Gunner on B-17 # 42-3249 of 96th Bomber Group / 413th Bomber Squadron, shot down 16 December 1943. Killed in Action (KIA) - Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 1569.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-3249

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/4/43; Presque Is 25/5/43; Assigned 413BS/96BG Andrews Fd 31/5/43; Missing in Action Bremen 16/12/43 with Pilot Carl E. Greer; Co-pilot Carl R. Rano; Navigator: James D. Cumming; Bombardier: Arthur B. Fränkel; Flight engineer/top...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 156

    16 December 1943
    This is a massive mission of 631 heavy bombers directed at the port area of Bremen, Germany. The force of 631 included 1 PFF-equipped B-17s from 482BG dispersed among the attacking formations. The mission is composed of three elements. The first...

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Massachusetts, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Hollland 16 December 1943

His remains were never recovered

Died 16 December 1943
Memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2015 14:44:27 ED-BB Changes to events
Sources

KIA and still missing

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2015 13:38:40 ED-BB Changes to surname, service number, biography, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 1569
NARA WWII Enlistment records
ABMC (American Battle Monuments Commission) website

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1569 / MACR 1569; Snetterton Falcons pg 88, 273 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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