KIS in B-17F #42-5793 crashed at Brome, Suffolk, en route to leading the 100th Bomb Group. He was the PFF plane, sent to lead the group.
Losses of the 8th and 97th AFs Vol. 1 p. 75 tells also 11 February 1943, successfully belly-landed B-17 41-9044 when engine trouble. Mission was freight and passengers to Gibraltar. All crew and passengers were safe.
Air Medal w 1/Oak Leaf Cluster
Units served with
The 482nd Bomb Group was a Pathfinder Group, which using radar-equipped aircraft to support bombing missions until March 1944. Aircraft from this Group went ahead of other Bombers and sent information back about the best routes to take and the extent...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Long Beach 30/1/43; Salina 11/2/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-M] Bassingbourn 4/3/43; 325BS/92BG [NV-Y/M] Alconbury 20/4/43, the first B-17 sent to RAF Defford for installation of HSC equipment;
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...
||Yakima City, Washington
||10 November 1943
Plot F Row 2 Grave 45