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407th Bomb Squadron

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  • 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...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Alconbury 22 September 1943
Based Podington 23 September 1943 – May 1945

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People

  • George Adams

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 30 April 1944 in B-17 #42-107012, Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Michael Adzima

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    He completed 35 missions. He flew on 'Lonesome Polecat' and he was instrumental in naming the plane, this was the original Lonesome Polecat. EAME medal w/2 bronze stars/ Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster

  • John Alexander

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down by fighters and flak on return from mission to Frankfurt on 4 February 1944 in B-17F 42-30423. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Paul Alexander

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Furstenau, GR on a mission to Schweinfurt, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-17G 42-31180. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Jerre Algeo

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 42-3116. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Douglas Allan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Palmersheim on 1/28/45 in B-17 Flak Shak 42-32054 POW

  • Emile Ambrose

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    B-17 #42-107163 hit by flak, crashed near Villiers-Sur-Orge 14 Jun 1944. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Harvey Amen

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Palmersheim on 1/28/45 in B-17 Flak Shak #4232054 POW

  • Charles Anderson

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down by fighters on mission coming back from Frankfurt on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-30711 'Fertile Turtle Myrtle'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joel Anderson

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by flak and crashed into Baltic Sea on 8/25/44 in B-17 #4297958 POW

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Aircraft

  • 41-2626 Rockell's Raider

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered MacDill 1/3/42; Assigned 341BS/97BG Polebrook 4/42; transferred 407BS/92BG Bovingdon 8/42; sustained battle damaged Lille 9/10/42; with Capt Jim Griffiths, Lt Col Stuart Porter, crash landed Gatwick, UK, (10RTD remainder unknown); Salvaged....

  • 42-102426

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/3/44; Hunter 13/3/44; Dow Fd 9/4/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-W] Podington 7/5/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 11/9/44 with Bill McIlonie, Co-pilot: Ezra Loyd, Navigator: Stan Sobotik, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Garman,...

  • 42-107012

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 26/1/44; Kearney 1/3/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-J] Podington 22/3/44; Missing in Action Lyon-Bron A/fd 30/4/44 with John Campbell, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Powers, Ball turret gunner: Harry Werneth, Waist gunner: George...

  • 42-107163

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 9/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY- ] Podington 4/5/44; Missing in Action Bretigny Afd, Fr 14/6/44 with Marvin Long, Navigator: George McKewin, Waist gunner: John Hewitt (3 evaded capture); Co-pilot: Norman...

  • 42-29694 'Southern Belle'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 5/2/43; Salina 12/2/43; Rapid City 16/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Morrison 29/3/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG Alconbury 5/4/43, but en route to UK had landing accident with Bill Lindley at Barcelona, Venzuela; 1m with John Storie [wia] 19/3/43;...

  • 42-29725 Hi-Lo Jack

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/43; 94BG Pueblo 18/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Brookley 19/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Dow Fd 18/4/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-G] Bassingbourn 10/4/43; Earls Colne 12/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; transferred 407BS/92BG [PY-U] Alconbury 30/7/43...

  • 42-29820

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/2/43; Memphis 8/4/43; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-V] Alconbury 24/4/43; Missing in Action Wangerooge 15/5/43 with Capt Larche Washer, Co-pilot: Bob Kennedy, Bombardier: Bill Haenel, Radio Operator: Jack Roebuck, Ball turret gunner:...

  • 42-29965

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18 March 43; Gore 28 March 1943; Presque Isle 5 May 1943; Assigned 333BS/94BG Earls Colne 12 May 1943; Rougham 13 June 1943; transferred 407BS/92BG [PY-L] Alconbury 26 July 1943; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6 September 1943 with,...

  • 42-29967

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/43; Gore 19/3/43; Walla Walla 30/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-Q] Framlingham 12/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; 2m, transferred 407BS/92BG [PY-Q] Alconbury 17/6/43; Missing in Action Nantes/Le Mans 4/7/43 with John...

  • 42-29996 FLAG SHIP

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23 March 1943; Dow Field 10 April 1943; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-R] Alconbury 24 April 1943. Was flown by Captain Donald G. Parker on the 17 July 1943 mission to Hannover, Germany. Hit by Unteroffizier Ernst Breton of JG11, it was...

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Revisions

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27 March 2019 20:58:41 MartinD Changes to insignia and stations
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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