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Karl Waldvogel


Took off from Goose Bay in YB-40 42-5732 en route to Meeks Field, Iceland but there was a severe storm in that area. Aiming toward an alternate base while dealing with the storm, the plane was running out of fuel. Pilot made a crash landing at Brenish on the Isle of Lewis, UK. 7-May-43 RTD



  • Paul Casey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 326BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down in B-17 42-29981 Plane ditched in North Sea. All crew rescued. 26-Jul-43. RTD Pilot of B-17 42-5801, lost on the Bochum mission, 12-Aug-43. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 656. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    The 92nd Group's 327th Bomb Squadron was the only Eighth Air Force squadron to fly YB-40s in combat. YB-40s were B-17s modified to fly as a heavily armed escort for other bombers. They were flown on missions between May and June 1943. Between May 1943...

  • 327th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-5732

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    (YB-40) Delivered Tulsa 29/10/42; Biggs 15/3/43; Orlando 29/4/43; Presque Is 3/5/43 Assigned Keck Prov BG; Assigned 327BS/92BG Alconbury, t/o Goose Bay for Meeks Fd, where pilot found poor weather and decided to press on for UK, and low on gas, crash...

Associated Place

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...


Event Location Date
Born Hagnau, Germany 28 October 1910

Son of Richard Waldvogel.

Died Sun City, CA 4 May 1999
Buried Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA 9 May 1999

Riverside National Cemetery
Riverside County, CA


Date Contributor Update
14 March 2019 22:44:23 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations