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43-38646

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 30/8/44; Hunter 19/9/44; Dow Fd 25/9/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-T] Deenethorpe 7/10/44; Missing in Action Rosenheim 18/4/45 with Gene Viehman, Harry Coutts, Jim Stalzer, Pete Orlando, Edwin Schwartz, Jim Retzlaff, Ken Hobson, Dave Hay, Joe Rutkowsky, Joe Allaire`rcm` (10 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Krallsheim, Ger; 10POW; Missing Air Crew Report 14175.

Service

Units

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 614th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Joseph Allaire

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Air Transport Technician, Radio Counter Measures | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Gene Viehman crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Rosenheim in B-17 43-38646 18-Apr-45; crashed near Krallsheim Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 14175 ...

  • Howard Anderson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Clyde Brobst

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer / Top turret | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 40 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars).

  • Harold Coutts

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Viehman Gene crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Rosenheim in B-17 43-38646 18-Apr-45; crashed near Krallsheim Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 14175 ...

  • John Coyne

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. John Fondren crew. 40 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars).

  • Irving Falkowitz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 40 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars).

  • John Fondren

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 40 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars).

  • David Hay

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Rosenheim in B-17 43-38646 18-Apr-45; crashed near Krallsheim Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 14175 Awards: AM (3OLC), PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Kenneth Hobson

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Gene Viehman crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Rosenheim in B-17 43-38646 18-Apr-45; crashed near Krallsheim Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 14175 ...

  • Hyman Lupowitz

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-17 Navigator | 401st Bomb Group

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Missions

  • 707

    9 November 1944

  • 715

    16 November 1944

  • 720

    21 November 1944

  • 723

    25 November 1944

  • 725

    26 November 1944

  • 729

    29 November 1944

  • 731

    30 November 1944

  • 736

    4 December 1944

  • 738

    5 December 1944

  • 741

    6 December 1944

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Places

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 18 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2021 17:38:49 acbernstein1 Changes to markings and mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Aircraft/Details.aspx?ID=38646

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:31 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 14175 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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