Skip to main content
Edit entry 

43-38333

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 22/7/44; Kearney 31/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-H] Horham 12/8/44; with C.E. Willis force landed A-82 Rouvres, Fr 20/2/45; 73m, crash landed base with ?, non op 6/5/45; ditched North Sea with Roger Sundin 26/5/45. HEAVY DATE.

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...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Baumgardner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Carmen Bell

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

  • Max Bunin

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • James Hallas

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

  • Daniel Jaworski

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group

  • Robert Just

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Sharland Leavitt

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

  • Leslie Lennox

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Marion Makarewicz

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

  • Frank Marcera

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

Show more

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 275

    23 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Brunswick, Munster, Osnabruck, and Achmer, Germany as well as the airfield at Handorf, Germany become the targets for a force of 768 heavy bombers despatched by all three Air Divisions. The bomber gunner claims on German...

  • 605

    5 September 1944

  • 623

    11 September 1944
    Major Harmon flew Command Pilot. Did not hit the target because Mickey wasn't working. Brought our bombs back. Got to shoot at some fighters.

  • 640 Operation Frantic VII

    18 September 1944

  • EAST Command

    19 September 1944

  • 8th Air Force 650

    27 September 1944
    This mission is conducted by three elements against industrial targets, an oil refinery and an aircraft factory in Germany. A total of 1,192 heavy bombers are dispatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bomb Divisions: ...

  • 652

    28 September 1944

  • 682

    18 October 1944

  • 688

    25 October 1944

  • 693

    30 October 1944

Show more

Places

  • 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....

Events

Event Location Date
Delivered Cheyenne, WY 22 July 1944
Assigned Horham Airfield, UK 12 August 1944

95BG
336BS

Crashed North Sea 26 June 1945

Ditched with the Roger Sundin crew on a "Cooks Tour" flight

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 September 2020 02:08:05 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/aircraft/274
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_bombers/b17_16.html
"B-17 Flying Fortress Story: - Roger Freeman

Date Contributor Update
23 September 2020 02:07:54 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/aircraft/274
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_bombers/b17_16.html
"B-17 Flying Fortress Story: - Roger Freeman

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

Share