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43-38735

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 13/9/44; Grenier 26/9/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-C] Podington 11/10/44; Missing in Action Dresden 14/2/45 with Walt Kelly, Alex Ellett, Walt Sierzant, Roman Pasinski, Bill Balentine, Malcolm Serfass, Ben Britton, Dick Youngdahl (8 Killed in Action); Ernie Robertson (Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Conderque, Bel; Missing Air Crew Report 12354. FLAT TOP.

Service

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...

  • 407th Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Balentine

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Crashed near Conderque in B-17 'Flat Top' #43-38735, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Bennie Britton

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Conderque in B-17 Flat Top #4338735

  • Alexander Ellett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Crashed near Conderque in B-17 'Flat Top' #43-38735, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Walter Kelly

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 407BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Dresden in B-17 43-38735 'Flt Top' 14-Feb-45; crashed near Conderque Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 12354 Awards: AM, PH.

  • Roman Pasinski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Conderque in B-17 Flat Top #4338735

  • Bradford Rawlinson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 407BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

  • Ernest Robertson

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Conderque on 2/14/45 in B-17 Flat Top #4338735. Only survivor POW

  • Malcolm Serfass

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

  • Malcom Serfass

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Conderque in B-17 Flat Top #4338735

  • Walter Sierzant

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Conderque in B-17 "Flat Top" 43-38735.

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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

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 14 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 12354 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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