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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 21/2/44; Hunter 10/3/44; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 3/4/44; Missing in Action Gyor 13/4/44 with Earl Martin, Waist gunner: Russ Durfee[wia],Tail gunner: Frank Pyzanowski (3 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: George Jost, Navigator: Bob Clark[wia], Bombardier: Lowell Hamm, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Howarth, Radio Operator: Tom Watkins, Ball turret gunner: David Cuniff, Waist gunner: Franklin Gowens[wia] (7 evaded capture); enemy aircraft ko’d #3 & right wing on fire, crashed Bjelovan, Hung; ten chutes seen; Missing Air Crew Report 3911.

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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...

  • 20th Bomb Squadron

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 11:09:01 Lucy May Changes to unit associations
Sources

Added unit associations from information in the description field.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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