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43-38675

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 1/9/44; Hunter 19/9/44; Grenier 24/9/44; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-N] Podington 1/10/44; mid air col with 44-6584 3/3/45 with Art Huether (bailed OK), crash landed Havre, near Mons, Bel. 1 killed, 3 injured; Salvaged 9/3/45. WINNIE B.

Crew listing:
2Lt Arthur H Huether (pilot)
2Lt Lewis B Fisher (co-pilot)
FO William R Johnston (navigator)
Sgt George J Cotrell (bombardier)
Sgt Meldon L Johnston
Sgt Jerome E Wiznerowicz
Sgt Marshall P Dellinger (ball turret gunner; buried in the United States)
Sgt Harry D Cohn

Service

Aircraft

  • 44-6584

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Grenier 1/10/44; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-D] Podington 9/2/45; battle damaged Chemnitz 3/3/45 with Erwin Schmidt, Bill Dalton, Cletus Brown, Marcus McCrery, Bob Deigan, Chas Ollman, Ray Wold, Dick Fischer (8 Killed in Action);...

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Units

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 327th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Marshall Dellinger

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action. Mid air col with 44-6584 3/3/45 with Art Huether (bailed OK), crash landed Havre, near Mons, Belgium.

  • Lewis Fisher

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Crashed near Pilsen in B-17 #43-38369, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Arthur Huether

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Had mid air and crashed near Dresden on 4/17/45 in B-17 #448903

  • Jerome Wiznerowicz

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Crashed near Pilsen in B-17 #43-38369 on 4/25/45, Prisoner of War (POW).

Places

  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2020 15:30:13 oconnornj Changes to production block number and manufacturer
Sources

https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/b17/44-6584/

Date Contributor Update
24 July 2017 11:16:16 Lucy May Changes to description
Sources

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=98236

Date Contributor Update
24 July 2017 11:05:26 Lucy May Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.luchtvaarterfgoed.be/content/gedenkteken-bemanningen-van-b-17...

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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