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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 6/7/44; Hunter 22/7/44; Dow Fd 2/8/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-Z] Horham 3/8/44; (39m) battle damaged Cottbus 15/2/45 with Fred Volz, Co-pilot: Ed Pachnik, Navigator: Jim Drexler, Bombardier: Chas Moody, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Stan Wooden, Radio Operator: Howard Eaton, Ball turret gunner: Louis DeLuca, Waist gunner: Walter Ray,Tail gunner: Joe Smith (9 Returned to Duty); #1 & #3 engines out, force landed Deblin, Pol; sal 1/3/45.



  • James Hallas

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Halcott Thomas

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Fred Volz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Flew 16 missions Feb- April 1945. On 15 Feb 1945, flak damaged B-17 43-38199. Pilot Lt. Volz flew damaged aircraft behind Soviet lines and force landed at frozen swamp that had been used as a German airfield near Deblin, Poland.


  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....


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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log