Skip to main content
Edit entry 

43-37635

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 6/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishal 3/6/44; Missing in Action Holzwickede, Ger 23/3/45 with Don Dennis (Killed in Action); Gordon Oesch, Albt Arenowitz, John Bennett {togg}, Tom McElherne, Harland Engfer, John Curley, Bob Glaze, Bob Walters (8 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Dusseldorf, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 13612.

Service

Units

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 560th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Albert Arenowitz

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Dusseldorf on 23 Mar 45 in B-17 #4337635

  • John Bennett

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Nose Gunner; Bombardier; Togglier | 388th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Dusseldorf on 23 Mar 45 in B-17 #43-37635, Prisoner of War (POW). Flew 23 missions. Air Medal; Purple Heart; ETO Medal

  • John Curley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Dusseldorf on 23 Mar 45 in B-17 #4337635

  • Donald Dennis

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Dusseldorf in B-17 #4337635

  • Thomas Elherne

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Harland Engfer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Dusseldorf on 23 Mar 45 in B-17 #4337635

  • Robert Glaze

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Dusseldorf on 23 Mar 45 in B-17 #4337635

  • Gordon Oesch

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot, Co-Pilot ; Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Flew 23 missions. Shot down 23 March 1945 in A/C #43-37635. Prisoner of War (POW), Evader.

  • James Rogers

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    James Rogers served as a navigator with the 562nd Bomb Squadron of the 388th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Knettishall, England.

  • Robert Walters

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Dusseldorf on 23 Mar 45 in B-17 #4337635

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 23 March 1945

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 13612 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Share