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43-38133

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 29/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Grenier 23/7/44; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-N] Chelveston 25/8/44; Missing in Action Hanover 22/10/44 with 2Lt John Mitchell, 2Lt William C Shoemaker, 2Lt Frank Watkins, Sgt Phillip R Mifsud, Sgt Ashton W Hewitt, Sgt Billy Krug, Sgt Eldon Peacock, Sgt Lennard B Lindsey, Sgt Burton G Jenkins 9 x KIA; mid air coll with 43-38030, crashed Thurleigh base (19 KIA in total). Missing Air Crew Report 10833.

Service

Aircraft

  • 43-38030 My Achin' B

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/6/44; Kearney 28/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-E] Chelveston 14/7/44; Missing in Action Hanover 22/10/44 with Phil Lichty, 2Lt Robert Coverstone, 2Lt John L Touchett, 2Lt Michael J Veraa, S/Sgt Albert B...

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Ashton Hewitt

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in the collision with B-17 43-38030 "My Achin' B" in poor weather over Thurleigh returning from mission. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10833 Awards: PH.

  • Burton Jenkins

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in the collision with B-17 43-38030 "My Achin' B" in poor weather over Thurleigh returning from mission. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10833 Awards: PH.

  • Billy Krug

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in the collision with B-17 43-38030 "My Achin' B" in poor weather over Thurleigh returning from mission. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10833 Awards: PH.

  • Lennard Lindsey

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in the collision with B-17 43-38030 "My Achin' B" in poor weather over Thurleigh returning from mission. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10833 Awards: PH.

  • Philip Mifsud

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in the collision with B-17 43-38030 "My Achin' B" in poor weather over Thurleigh returning from mission. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10833 Awards: PH.

  • John Mitchell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in the collision with B-17 43-38030 "My Achin' B" in poor weather over Thurleigh returning from mission. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10833 Awards: PH.

  • Eldon Peacock

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in the collision with B-17 43-38030 "My Achin' B" in poor weather over Thurleigh returning from mission. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10833 Awards: PH.

  • William Shoemaker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in the collision with B-17 43-38030 "My Achin' B" in poor weather over Thurleigh returning from mission. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10833 Awards: PH.

  • Donald Snyder

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. 10-Jan-45; Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), PH.

  • Frank Watkins

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in the collision with B-17 #43-38030 "My Achin' B" in poor weather over Thurleigh returning from mission. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10833 Awards: AM, PH.

Missions

  • 685

    22 October 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...

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Long Beach, CA 1944
Delivered Cheyenne AAF, WY 29 June 1944

Delivered Cheyenne AAF 29-Jun-44.

Assigned Chelveston UK 25 August 1944

Assigned 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Thurleigh, UK 22 October 1944

Missing in Action Hanover 22-Oct-44; mid air collision with 43-38030 in poor weather, crashed base. MACR 10833

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 January 2019 20:18:49 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29423348
https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/b17/43-38133/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 10833 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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