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43-37910

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 3/6/44; Kearney 17/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned 832BS/486BG [3R-C] Sudbury 2/7/44; 38m crashed on take off for Misburg 31/12/44 with Virgil Raddatz, Co-pilot: Ken Hart, Navigator: Bill Winship, Ex Navigator: Fred Koehn, Bombardier: Bob Corman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Aloysius Ontko, Radio Operator: Harry Tekler, Ball turret gunner: Herman Taylor, Waist gunner: Bill Wilcox, Tail gunner: Bob Holan (10 Returned to Duty); malfunction on #3, crashed Lt Cornard, near Sudbury, Sfk. Salvaged 3/1/45.

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Units

People

  • Robert Corman

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 486th Bomb Group
    On 31 Dec 1944 in B-17G #43-37910 crashed after takeoff on mission to Hamburg, Returned to Duty (RTD).

  • Richard Douglas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 486th Bomb Group
    See the official crew and mission list of Capt. Robert J. Whitney at: https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm

  • W. Douglas

    Military | Pin Point Navigator | 486th Bomb Group
    See the official crew and mission list of Capt. Robert J. Whitney at: https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm

  • Robert Fennell

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer | 486th Bomb Group
    See the official crew and mission list of Capt. Robert J. Whitney at: https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm

  • James Groat

    Military | Radio Operator Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    See the official crew and mission list of Capt. Robert J. Whitney at: https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm

  • Kenneth Hart

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    On 31 Dec 1944 in B-17G #43-37910 crashed after takeoff on mission to Hamburg, Returned to Duty (RTD).

  • Robert Holan

    Military | Tail Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    On 31 Dec 44 crashed landed after losing engines on take off in #43-37910. Landed on railroad tracks 1 mile from base, everyone walked away. Flew 29 missions. Air Medal w 3/Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Frederick Koehn

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 486th Bomb Group
    On 31 Dec 1944 in B-17G #43-37910 crashed after takeoff on mission to Hamburg, Returned to Duty (RTD).

  • George Nason

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 486th Bomb Group
    See the official crew and mission list of Capt. Robert J. Whitney at: https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm

  • Aloysius Ontko

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    On 31 Dec 1944 in B-17G #43-37910 crashed after takeoff on mission to Hamburg, Returned to Duty (RTD).

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Missions

  • 570

    25 August 1944

  • 583

    27 August 1944

  • 606

    5 September 1944

  • 628

    13 September 1944

  • 665

    5 October 1944

Places

  • Sudbury

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2021 19:01:02 hansvonmaltzahn Changes to unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

See Flight Captain Whitney's Crew & Mission sheet at the official 486th Bomb. Group web page at this address:
https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2021 16:39:49 jmoore43 Changes to description
Sources

Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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