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43-37837

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 27/5/44; Kearney 6/6/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned 422BS/305BG Chelveston 28/6/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 1/1/45 with Robert Wadhams, George Ten Eyck, Jim Howe, Tom Wade, Joe Mead, Claude Hudson (6 Killed in Action); Arnold Allen, Bowman Smith, Bernie Langenbacher, Calvin Proksch (4 Prisoner of War); shot down by Fw-190 aircraft, crashed Cröchern, Germany; Missing Air Crew Report 11354. STAG PARTY.

Service

Units

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 422nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Arnold Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Croechern on 1 Jan 45 in B-17 'Stag Party' #4337837

  • Charles Beckham

    Military | Sergeant | Ball turret gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 16 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

  • Edward Bullitt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 16 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

  • Edwin Dexter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 16 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

  • Richard Eide

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 10 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

  • Thomas Fitzgerald

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 18 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

  • Edward Gramc

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator; Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Transferred to the 305th Bombardment Group (per 546th BS Morning Report dated 26 June 1944). Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 16 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

  • Edgar Heeg

    Military | Sergeant | 384th Bomb Group

  • Ralph Hichens

    Military | Technical Sergeant | top turret gunner and flight engineer | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Below is the list of missions he flew and the aircraft he was aboard: ...

  • James Howe

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Croechern in B-17 'Stag Party' #4337837

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Places

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 1 January 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 October 2020 17:00:29 ghichens Changes to media associations
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Greg Hichens

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2020 22:04:44 ghichens Changes to media associations
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Greg Hichens

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2020 21:58:08 ghichens Changes to media associations
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Greg Hichens

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2020 21:52:48 ghichens Changes to media associations
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Greg Hichens

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2020 21:51:36 ghichens Changes to media associations
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Greg Hichens

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2020 21:49:11 ghichens Changes to media associations
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Greg Hichens

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2020 21:47:35 ghichens Changes to media associations
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Greg Hichens

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2020 21:45:35 ghichens Changes to media associations
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Greg Hichens

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2020 21:43:55 ghichens Changes to media associations
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Greg Hichens

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2020 17:22:10 ghichens Changes to media associations
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Greg Hichens

Date Contributor Update
02 September 2020 21:40:02 ghichens Changes to person associations
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Greg Hichens

Date Contributor Update
02 September 2020 21:34:29 ghichens Changes to person associations
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Greg Hichens

Date Contributor Update
02 September 2020 21:30:27 ghichens Changes to person associations
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Greg Hichens

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2019 03:04:17 LanLow609 Changes to description
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Information from Glenn Simms diary

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2019 02:47:33 LanLow609 Changes to description
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Information from Glenn Simms diary

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2019 02:46:43 LanLow609 Changes to description
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Information from Glenn Simms diary

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2019 02:44:17 LanLow609 Changes to description
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Information from Glenn Simms diary

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2019 09:55:04 Emily Changes to nicknames and markings
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Transferred information from duplicate entry created by LanLow609

Date Contributor Update
23 May 2019 19:35:20 LanLow609 Changes to production block number and nicknames
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Production Block information added by Lance Kuhn

Date Contributor Update
23 May 2016 19:58:00 nicki8 Changes to production block number
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Added Production block number

Date Contributor Update
23 May 2016 19:48:23 nicki8 Changes to nicknames and markings
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See Photo

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11354 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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