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Henery Finagar

Military

May 7, 1943, took off from Goose Bay in ac 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. All 6 crew were able to return to duty.

Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #4229884. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag Luft 3. Earlier May 7, 1943, took off from Goose Bay in ac 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. All 6 crew were able to return to duty.

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People

  • 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.

  • Hans Johnson

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 326BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Gelsenkirchen 12-Aug-43 in B-17 42-29884; hit by flak, crashed Haltern, near Sevenum, six miles W of Venlo, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 374. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    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...

  • 326th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York State

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:35 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop and Hey p. 116 / MACR 374, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop and Hey p. 116, 228, NARA, WWII Memorial web site

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