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43-37608

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 4/5/44; Hunter 16/5/44; Grenier 3/6/44; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-W] Snetterton 3/6/44; Missing in Action Cologne 18/10/44 with Edwin Rabadue, Co-pilot: George Rohrer, Navigator: Elliot Schriner, Bombardier: Stan Nold, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clarry Brower, Radio Operator: Albt Hillier, Ball turret gunner: Walt Bursiel, Waist gunner: Frank Mitichelli,Tail gunner: Tony Sherg (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crash landed Sprang-Capelle, four miles W of Vaalvijk, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 10260. "CHUTE THE WORKS".

Service

Units

People

  • Clarence Brower

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    POW Crashed on 10/18/44 in B-17 #4337608. Downed by flak and crashed on a road between Vaalvijk and Cappelle, Holland.

  • Walter Bursiel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    POW Crashed on 10/18/44 in B-17 #4337608. Downed by flak and crashed on a road between Vaalvijk and Cappelle, Holland.

  • Albert Hillier

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 96th Bomb Group
    POW Crashed on 10/18/44 in B-17 #4337608. Downed by flak and crashed on a road between Vaalvijk and Cappelle, Holland.

  • Frank Mitichelli

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group

  • Stanley Nold

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    POW Crashed on 10/18/44 in B-17 #4337608. Downed by flak and crashed on a road between Vaalvijk and Cappell Holland.

  • George Rohrer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    POW Crashed on 10/18/44 in B-17 #4337608 Downed by flak and crashed on a road between Vaalvijk and Chappell in Holland.

  • Edwin Rubadue

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed on 10/18/44 in B-17 #4337608

  • Elliott Schriner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    POW Crashed on 10/18/44 in B-17 #4337608 Downed by flak and crashed on a road between Vaalvijk and Cappelle, Holland

  • Anthony Sherg

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    POW Crashed on 10/18/44 in B-17 34337608. Downed by flak and crashed on a road between Vaalvijk and Cappelle, Holland.

Places

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

Event Location Date
Delivered Cheyenne, WY, USA 4 May 1944
Assigned Snetterton, Norwich NR16, UK 3 June 1944

96BG
337BS

Failed to Return (FTR) 5161 Sprang-Capelle, Netherlands 18 October 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2016 03:55:59 466thHistorian Changes to markings
Sources

photo evidence

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2016 03:55:13 466thHistorian Changes to markings and events
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 10260 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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