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43-38283

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 17/7/44; Kearney 25/7/44; Grenier 7/8/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-A] Horham 13/8/44; 336BS [ET-A]; with D.L. Pearson force landed Laon, Fr 30/12/44;42m, Missing in Action Ruhland 17/3/45 with Irwin Vermillion, Co-pilot: John Gunvordahl, Navigator: Bill Geil, togg-Bill Riemondi, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Gorman, Radio Operator: Chas Wellington, Ball turret gunner: Perry Davis, Waist gunner: Bob Brown,Tail gunner: Noah Carriker (9 Returned to Duty); gas leak and mech fault, crash landed Neustadt, Ger. Crew all returned; Missing Air Crew Report 13111.

flown by the Judy crew on 2 of their 19 missions

Service

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. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron
  • 336th Bomb Squadron

People

  • George Asprocolas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group

  • William Bauer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Judy Crew

  • Robert Brown

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Hunfeld on 17 Mar 45 in B-17 #4338282

  • James Collins

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group
    Judy Crew

  • Perry Davis

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Hunfeld on 17 Mar 45 in B-17 #4338282

  • Billy Ferguson

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group

  • Donald Flygstad

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group

  • William Geil

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed ner Hunfeld on 17 Mar 45 in B-17 #4338282

  • Raymond Gorman

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Hunfeld on 17 Mar 45 in B-17 #4338282

  • Guy Greene

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Flew 35 missions, total of two hundred fifty three hours and thirty minutes in combat. AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster

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Missions

  • 892

    17 March 1945

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Laon, France 30 December 1944

Force landed Laon, France 30/12/44. Pilot Lt D L Pearson.

Crashed Neustadt, Germany 17 March 1945 – 17 March 1945

Missing in Action Ruhland 17/3/45. Cause - gas leak and mechanical fault, crash landed Neustadt, Germany. (Crew all returned RTD); Missing Air Crew Report MACR 13111.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2021 20:14:56 RayWells Changes to description and person associations
Sources

added connections

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2015 15:27:10 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 13111 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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