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42-97124

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 29/1/44; Kearney 20/2/44; Presque Is 27/2/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 11/3/44; transferred 545BS/384BG [JD-M] Grafton Underwood 12/3/44; Missing in Action Augsburg 13/4/44 with Herb Swenson, Co-pilot: Don Smith, Navigator: Chas White, Bombardier: Austin Dunning, Radio Operator: Clarry Wieseckel, Waist gunner: Don Brown (6 evaded capture); Ball turret gunner: Gordon McIntosh, Waist gunner: Ralph Sack,Tail gunner: Ed Zabinski (3 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Young (KIA-in enemy aircraft attack); enemy aircraft, crashed Berismenil, near Laroche-en-Ardenne, 12 miles N of Bastogne, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 3870.

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...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Martin Bachicha

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak burst and crashed N of St Pol, FR on a mission to Wizernes, FR on 19 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31926 'Lovell's Hovel'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Doyle Blankenship

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak burst and crashed N of St Pol, FR on a mission to Wizernes, FR on 19 Mar 1944 in B-17G 42-31926 'Lovell's Hovel'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Walter Brookings

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak burst and crashed N of St Pol, FR on a mission to Wizernes, FR on 19 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31926 'Lovell's Hovel'. Killed in Action (KIA). Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Clusters; Purple Heart

  • Donald Brown

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #4297124. Evaded.

  • Austin Dunning

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #4297124. Evaded.

  • Gordon McIntosh

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97124. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Ralph Sack

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97124, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Donald Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97124, Evaded (EVD).

  • Herbert Swanson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97124, Evaded (EVD).

  • Charles White

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #4297124. Evaded.

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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) Germany 13 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3870 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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