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43-38260

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 13/7/44; Kearney 23/7/44; Grenier 7/8/44; Assigned 837BS/487BG [4F-A] Lavenham 9/8/44; Missing in Action Kassel 22/9/44 with Lynn Smith (Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Chas Huber, Navigator: Leon Davis, Bombardier: George Hubbard, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Evans, Radio Operator: Harry Bachman, Ball turret gunner: Warren Johnson, Waist gunner: Fred Cummins,Tail gunner: Russell Bovier (8 Prisoner of War); flak KO‘d #3 & #4, then caught fire, crashed near Seibersbach/Hunsruck, W of Bingen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10210. FIME SIENTZ.

Service

Units

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 837th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Harold Bachman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 487th Bomb Group
    Flew on B-17G 43-38260 Fime Sientz

  • Russell Bovier

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Wiesbaden on 9/22/44 in B-17G 'Fime Sientz' #43-38260

  • Fred Cummins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Wiesbaden on 9/22/44 in B-17G 'Fime Sientz' #43-38260.

  • Leonard Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 487th Bomb Group
    Arrived at Lavenham 19 Jul 1944. Flew 12 missions. Was shot down, 22 Sep 1944 in B-17 43-38260 on mission to Kassel. Evaded for 8 days before capture. Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag Luft I, Barth from 7 Oct 1944 to 20 May 1945. Missing Air Crew...

  • George Evans

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Wiesbaden on 9/22/44 in B-17 'Fime Sientz' #43-38260, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • George Hubbard

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 487th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Wiesbaden on 22 Sep 1944 in B-17G #43-38260 'Fime Sientz' . Missing Air Crew Report #10210

  • Charles Huber

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 487th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Wiesbaden on 22 Sep 1944 in B-17G #43-38260 'Fime Sientz' . Missing Air Crew Report #10210.

  • Warren Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Wiesbaden on 22 Sep 1944 in B-17G #43-38260 'Fime Sientz'.

  • Lynn Smith

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 487th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 22 Sep 1944. B-17G #43-38260 'Fime Sientz'. Missing Air Crew report #10210. AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

Places

  • Lavenham

    Military site : airfield
    Lavenham was built as a standard USAAF bomber airfield, with fifty hardstandings, T2 hangars and 2,000 and 1,400 feet runways. John Laing and Son Ltd. carried out the work in 1943, and the airfield opened in April 1944. The 487th Bomb Group occupied...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 22 September 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 10210 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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