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42-97899

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 29/3/44; Kearney 27/5/44; Dow Fd 6/6/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG Glatton 7/6/44; Missing in Action Munster 28/10/44 with Pilot: J. Francis Angier, Co-pilot: Sam Cashman, Bombardier: Bob Maitland, Radio Operator: Bill Thomas, Ball turret gunner: Edwin Vantine,Tail gunner: Chas Osborne (6 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Sam Plestine, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Howard Lang,Tail gunner: Maynard Judson (3 Killed in Action); heavy flak damage, crashed near Hamburg; Missing Air Crew Report 10178.

Service

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...

  • 748th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Angier

    Military | Major | 1st Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Brake in B-17 #4297899 on 10/25/44

  • Samuel Cashman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Brake on 10/25/44 in B-17 #4297899

  • Maynard Judson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 25 October 1944 in B-17 #4297899 AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Howard Lang

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 15 October 1944 in B-17 #4297899

  • Robert Maitland

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 457th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Brake on 10/25/44 in B-17 #4297899

  • Charles Osborne

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Brake on 10/25/44 in B-17 #42-97899, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Samuel Plestine

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 457th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 25 October 1944 when B-17 #4297899 crashed near Brake

  • William Thomas

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 457th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Brake on 10/25/44 in B-17 #4297899

  • Edwin Vantine

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Brake in B-17 #42-97899, Prisoner of War (POW).

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
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 25 October 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 October 2014 11:56:53 Tony A Changes to description
Sources

Ready or Not by J. Francis Angier

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 10178 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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