Skip to main content
Edit entry 

43-37959

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 9/6/44; Kearney 20/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 834BS/486BG [2S-K] Sudbury 8/7/44; `77m` battle damaged Koblenz 19/9/44 with Jim Shaw, Co-pilot: John Slaton; Navigator: Edwin Hoffner, Bombardier: Jim Martin,ettg-George Ross, Radio Operator: Phil Macchek, Ball turret gunner: Fred Kraft, Waist gunner: Ken Chapman,Tail gunner: Leo O’Brien, (9 Returned to Duty); force landed Vantegem, near Kwatrecht, SE of Gent, Belgium; the first squadron loss; Salvaged 14/11/44. FLAK PLOW.

Service

Units

People

  • 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

  • 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

  • Douglas Putnam

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

  • Erwin Tomaszewski

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

  • Roy Vehlow

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

  • Richard Warlick

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Gunner, Flight Engineer & Top Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Member of Cloud crew. ALSO: See the official crew and mission list of Capt. Robert J. Whitney at: https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm

  • Raymond Weeks

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

Show more

Missions

  • 524

    6 August 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...

Events

Not yet known

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2021 19:12:50 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
04 November 2021 18:03:44 hansvonmaltzahn Changes to nicknames
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
27 September 2014 18:41:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

Share