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42-97456

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 21/11/43; Salt Lake City 8/12/43; Wendover 11/12/43; Assigned 751BS/457BG [Q] Glatton 26/1/44; Missing in Action Gaggenau 10/9/44 with Homer Passmore, Co-pilot: Gerald Esser, Bombardier: Milton Long, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Herman Taylor, Radio Operator: Wade Monsen, Ball turret gunner: Elmer Abel, Waist gunner: Jim Fauls, (7 Killed in Action); Navigator: Jerome Page (bailed 5,000ft), Tail gunner: Jacob Chimerinsky (bailed 16,000ft) (2 RTD - eventually got back to base); mid air coll with 42-97451, cut in half and crashed near St continent. Missing Air Crew Report 15928. Salvaged. MIGHTY LITTLE JOHN.

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Aircraft

  • 42-97451 Nancy K

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 19/11/43; Wendover 11/12/43; Grenier 16/1/44; Assigned 751BS/457BG [N] Glatton 3/2/44; Missing in Action Gaggenau 10/9/44 with Harry Gay, Co-pilot: Earl Johnson, Navigator: Walter Sale*, Bombardier: Fabian Nordan*, Flight engineer/top...

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Units

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 751st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Elmer Abel

    Military | Sergeant | Ball turret gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 10 September 1944 PH

  • Jacob Chemerinsky

    Military | Sergeant | Tail gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Survived mid air collision - bailed out

  • Benjamin DeLoach

    Military | First Lieutenant | B17 Bomber Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Lt. Benjamin Hoyt DeLoach was born October 27, 1919, in Evans County, GA. to Willie F. and Elmine Callaway DeLoach. He flew 29 combat missions; 213 combat hours; in England from 10 June 1944-25 August 1944. After his tour of duty, he returned to the...

  • Gerald Esser

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 10 September 1944 AM 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • James Fauls

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 10 September 1944

  • Milton Long

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 457th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 10 September 1944

  • Wade Monsen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 457th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 10 September 1944

  • Jerome Page

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 457th Bomb Group
    Survived mid air collision - bailed out

  • Homer Passmore

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 10 September 1944

  • Herman Taylor

    Military | Sergeant | 457th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 10 September 1944 PH

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed 10 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 February 2018 11:19:12 Lucy May Changes to description and person associations
Sources

Checked MACR 15928 and corrected crew listing accordingly. Removed:
Milton Passmore, pilot, and Glen Seeber, tail gunner

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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