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42-97383

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 24/2/44; Kearney 10/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 20/4/44; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-F] Horham 1/5/44; 336BS [ET-F]; with E.R. Fletcher force landed RAF Woodbridge 3/10/44; with J.D. Waddell force landed Belgium 30/4/44; 49m Missing in Action Merseburg 30/11/44 with Gene Payne, Navigator: Jacob Baer, Bombardier: Theo Savalos, Radio Operator: Elias Schwartz, Ball turret gunner: Cliff Mussehl, Waist gunner: John Crevett, Tail gunner: Ed Bukrim (7 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Bob Schmolke, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Herchel Greshman (2 Killed in Action); crashed Merseburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10839. N-NAN

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron
  • 336th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Claude Anderson

    Military | Lieutenant | Command Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    95th Bomb Group, 412th Bomb Squadron April 44 to September 44, 35 missions with the Roy Gielen crew and then with the Lyle Scott crew. Returned to the states to train new crews, then went inactive while he returned to college and later medical school....

  • Jacob Baer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17 #42-30286 'Spook IV' ditched in Channel on 28 June 1943. Returned to base. Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #42-97383, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edward Bukrim

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #4297383. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Crevitt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #42-97383, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Eugene Fletcher

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Herchel Greshman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner, Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group

  • Marion Makarewicz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Frank Marcera

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • George Marks

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Clifford Mussehl

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #4297383. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Missions

  • 329

    30 April 1944

  • 731

    30 November 1944

Places

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Belgium 30 April 1944

Force landed Belgium 30/4/44. Pilot Lt J D Waddell.

Crashed Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK 3 October 1944

Force landed RAF Woodbridge 3/10/44. Pilot Lt E R Fletcher.

Crashed Merseburg, Germany 30 November 1944 – 30 November 1944

Missing in Action Merseburg 30/11/44. Crashed Merseburg, Germany. (2 x KIA, 7 x POW) Missing Air Crew Report MACR 10839

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2020 19:58:25 mwaocdoc Changes to nicknames and person associations
Sources

I added a nickname from the mission list "N-NAN" my father served as Navigator with the Lyle Scott crew.

Date Contributor Update
03 June 2020 17:57:46 jmoore43 Changes to description
Sources

Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2015 12:13:29 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/95thbg-aircraft/95th-b-17-s-1942

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 10839 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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