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43-37875

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 31/5/44; Kearney 9/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned 835BS/486BG [H8-K] Sudbury 30/6/44; {15m} Missing in Action Stuttgart 5/9/44 with Tom Crawford, Co-pilot: Norman Jones (2 evaded capture); Navigator: John Johnson, Bombardier: John Engelmeier, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lyle Lundstrom, Radio Operator: Cecil Davis, Ball turret gunner: Henry Hewitt, Waist gunner: Bob Beisler,Tail gunner: Velton Robson (7 Killed in Action); mid air coll with 43- 37949 (486BG), broke in three sections, crashed Coataudon, near Brest, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 8459.

Service

Units

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 835th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Beisler

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Had mid air collision and crashed near Brest in B-17 #4337875

  • Thomas Crawford

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Mid air collision and crashed near Brest on 9/5/44 in B-17 #4337875 POW

  • Cecil Davis

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 486th Bomb Group
    Had mid air collision and crashed near Brest in B-17 #4337875 Killed in Action (KIA)

  • John Engelmeier

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) had mid air collision and crashed near Brest in B-17 #4337875

  • Henry Hewett

    Military | Ball Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Had mid air collision and crashed near Brest in B-17 #4337875

  • John Johnson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 486th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Had mid air colllision and crashed near Brest in B-17 #4337875

  • Norman Jones

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) Mid air collision and crashed near Brest on 9/5/44 in B-17 #4337875

  • Lyle Lundstrom

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Had mid air collision and crashed near Brest in B-17 #43-37875.

  • Velton Robson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed near Brest in B-17 #4337875

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 5 September 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 8459 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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