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42-97081

B-17 Flying Fortress

Available: 25 January 1944 - Boeing Aircraft Co, Seattle, Washington
Assigned: 28 January 1944 - Cheyenne
Assigned: 11 February 1944 - Kearney AAF
Assigned: 23 March 1944 - Presque Isle AAF
Assigned 12 March 1944 - 546th BS / 384th BG - (RAF Grafton Underwood)
( Triangle-P ) ( BK-K )

Missing in Action: Monday, 8 May 1944 - (Sottevast, France – V1 Launch site)

8 KIA, 2 Rescued

Pilot: James W Brown Jr (KIA)
Co-pilot: Donald V Chubb (KIA)
Navigator: Kenneth M Jones (KIA)
Bombardier: Carl W Kuba (RTD)
Flight engineer: Merle E Ingmire (KIA)
Radio Operator: Joseph J Kozar (KIA)
Ball turret gunner: James A Hatton (KIA)
Waist gunner: Julius E McClintick (KIA)
Waist gunner: Don E Reis (KIA)
Tail gunner: George H Yeager Jr (RTD)

Flak KOd #4 soon followed by #1, also setting gas tanks on fire, crashed Channel (near Cherbourg)

Navigator and tail gunner recovered by RAF Air Sea Rescue.

Missing Air Crew Report 4812.

Service

Units

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Brown

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down May 1944 in B-17 #4297081. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Donald Chubb

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97081. Ditched, Killed in Action (KIA). His sister Mary was with the 181st Medical Division in England and was killed in a plane crash on 14 June 1944. PH

  • James Hatton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down May 1944 in B-17 #4297081. Killed in Action (KIA). Lost in English Channel. PH

  • Merle Inguire

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down May 1944 in B-17 #42-97081. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Kenneth Jones

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down May 1944 in B-17 #4297081. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Joseph Kozar

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down May 1944 in B-17 #4297081. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Carl Kuba

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down May 1944 in B-17 #4297081. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Julius McClintick

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 44 in B-17 #4297081 Killed in Action (KIA) PH

  • Donald Reis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down May 1944 in B-17 #4297081. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • George Watterson

    Military | Master Sergeant | Crew Chief | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned as original cadre with the 384th Bombardment Group at Wendover Field, Utah in December 1943. Worked as a crew chief with the 546th bombardment Squadron and moved with the 384th Group to Istres, France, participating in the "Green Project". ...

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Places

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin, Germany 8 May 1944
Crashed English Channel 8 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2021 01:13:34 phil marchese Changes to markings
Sources

Freeman, R; ... STORY

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2018 04:41:19 terveurn Changes to description
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MACR

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2018 04:29:05 terveurn Changes to description
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from MACR

Date Contributor Update
16 March 2018 22:07:16 terveurn Changes to description
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from MACr

Date Contributor Update
16 March 2018 22:04:22 terveurn Changes to description
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from the MACR

Date Contributor Update
16 March 2018 21:57:35 terveurn Changes to description
Sources

From Aircraft Cards

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4812 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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