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429th Bomb Squadron

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  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

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  • Leon Abel

    Military | Sergeant
    Enlisted in New York. Served in Air Force 15 with 429th Bomb Squadron, 2nd Bomb Group, Heavy. Died 10 Feb 1944. Buried in Sicily-Rome American Cemetery.

  • Nilo Abel

    Military | Master Sergeant | Crew chief | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Crew chief of B-17 42-38078 'Sweat Pea'. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Appleton

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • Charles Brouwer-Ancher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Shotdown on 7/6/44 on mission to Verona in B-17 #42-31848. A/C was attacked by enemy fighters and exploded at about 14,000 feet, three chutes were seen, one burning, crashed Rovigo, It; MACR 6376. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Bernard Budimirovich

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Died as a result of a training mission airplane crash near Hutchinson, KS on 19 February 1943.

  • Elmer Buss

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. On raid to Debrecen, Hungary A/C hit by direct hit 21-Sep-44 Died of his wounds. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • Ira Cox

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. 13 x Missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna; flak ko’d an engine headed toward Russian lines, crashed near Papa, Hungary; 21-Feb-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 12461. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Theodore Davich

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. On raid to Debrecen, Hungary A/C hit by direct hit and severely damaged 21-Sep-44. Returned to base, A/C successfully landing, its severed fuselage collapsing. RTD. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Anthony Ferrara

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. On raid to Debrecen, Hungary A/C hit by direct hit and A/C severely damaged 21-Sep-44. Wounded in chest from shrapnel, returned to base, successfully landing the A/C, its severed fuselage collapsing. WIA/RTD. ...

  • Edward Fry

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna; flak ko’d an engine headed toward Russian lines, crashed near Papa, Hungary; 21-Feb-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 12461. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Aircraft

  • 42-29526 Bugs

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/42; Salina 11/1/43; DeRidder 31/1/43; Morrison 1/2/43; Assigned 346BS/99BG Navarin, Alg 3/2/43; Oudna, Tun 4/8/43; Tortorella, It 11/12/43; 100+m transferred 483BG Tortorella, It 31/3/44; 429BS/2BG Amendola, It 4/44; Salvaged 2...

  • 42-29584 Sad Sack

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/1/43; Salina 23/1/43; Morrison 10/3/43; Assigned 429BS/2BG Navarin 19/3/43; (2m) Missing in Action Villaorba airfield, Italy, 18/3/44 with Pilot Clifford E. Magnuson; Co-pilot: Theodore G. Lauterbach; Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-31655

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/12/43; Gowen 5/12/43; Rock Springs 7/12/43; Laramie 9/12/43; Cheyenne 10/12/43; Savannah 17/12/43; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 20/1/44; Missing in Action 15m Fredrichshafen 3/8/44 with Jim Heintz, Co-pilot: George Eilers, Navigator...

  • 42-31848

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/12/43; Oklahoma City 12/1/44; Birmingham 14/1/44; Savannah 16/1/44; Morrison 26/1/44; Assigned 347BS/99BG Tortorella 1/2/44; 14m transferred 429BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; Missing in Action Parma 6/7/44 with Bill Runyan, Co-pilot:...

  • 42-38078 Sweet Pea

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/12/43; Savannah 23/12/43; Assigned 347BS/99BG 7/1/44; 14m transferred 429BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; severe battle damaged Debreczen 21/9/44 with Guy Miller, Co-pilot: Tom Rybovich, Navigator: Theo Davich, Bombardier: Bob Mullen, Flight...

  • 44-6198 'Dollar 98'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 28/5/44; Hunter 23/6/44; Dow Fd 3/7/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 4/7/44; severely damaged over Graz, Austria 1/1/44 with Tom Rybovich, Co-pilot: Pat Farwell, Navigator: Don Maine, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Staup, Radio...

  • 44-6455

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 10/8/44; Grenier 18/8/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 28/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; Sth Plains 7/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 26/11/45.

  • 44-8191

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 5/7/44; Langley 28/7/44; Grenier 12/9/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG PFF Amendola 15/9/44; Missing in Action Ruhland 22/3/45 with Pilot Andrew F. Crane; Co-pilot: Paul M. Honke (2POW both strafed on way down); Navigator: George W. Betchley;...

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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