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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 2/1/44; 1SAG Langley 23/1/44; Grenier 24/2/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-T] Horham 28/2/44; 20m, Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 25/9/44 with 96BG crew, Comp-Capt Jim McKnight, Bombardier: Chas Nielsen (2KIA-both chutes failed); p-Bill Chandler, Navigator: John Wey, mo-Howard Menadier, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim McDowell, Radio Operator: Ken Stockman, Waist gunner: Carl Anderson, X-George Popelka (Flying Control Off.) (7 Returned to Duty); force landed in Tongeren area of Belgium; Salvaged 14/11/44.



  • 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

    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...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron


  • Carl Anderson

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 70

  • William Chandler

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 39

  • Robert Haupt

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • James McDowell

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 39

  • James McKnight

    Military | Command Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-17 #42-97599. bailed out after msn.

  • Howard Menadier

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 11

  • George Popelka

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 94

  • Kenneth Stockman

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 39

  • John Wey

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 43


  • 647

    25 September 1944


  • 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....


Event Location Date
Crashed Tongeren, Belgium 25 September 1944

Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 25/9/44. Force landed in Tongeren area of Belgium. (7 x RTD).

Salvaged Tongeren, Belgium 14 November 1944



Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 14:41:23 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations

AAM DB Entry Correction.

Date Contributor Update
13 December 2015 16:21:13 Al_Skiff Changes to markings, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations

AAM DB Entry.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:14 AAM AAM ingest

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