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43-38074

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 22/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Dow Fd 25/7/44; Assigned 366BS/305BG Chelveston 6/8/44; Missing in Action Berlin 5/12/44 with Dick Funkhouser, Ray Cook, Harry Scales, Garland Williams, Bill Raborn, Ralph Harvey, Wilbert Jacobson, Cornelius Gaskin (8 Prisoner of War); Charles Augustine (Killed in Action); flak, crashed Berlin; Missing Air Crew Report 11041.

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...

  • 366th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Augustine

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed at Berlin in B-17 43-38074

  • Ray Cook

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Berlin on 5 Dec 44 in B-17 #4338074

  • Richard Funkhouser

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Dick Funkhouse served as a pilot with the 366th Bomb Squadron of the 305th Bomb Group out of Chelveston, England. On 5 December 1944, he was flying B-17 #43-38074 when it was shot down and crashed near Berlin. He was taken as a Prisoner of War (POW)...

  • Cornelius Gaskin

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Prisoner of War crashed at Berlin on 5 Dec 44 in B-17 #4338074

  • Ralph Harvey

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Berlin on 5 Dec 44 in B-17 #4338074

  • Wilbert Jacobson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Berlin on 5 Dec 44 in B-17 #4338074

  • William Raborn

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Crashed at Berlin on 5 Dec 44 in B-17 43-38074, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Harold Scales

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Berlin on 5 Dec 44 in B-17 #43380074

  • Garland Williams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Berlin on 5 DEc 44 in B-17 #4338074

Missions

  • 738

    5 December 1944

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 5 December 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11041 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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