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43-38796

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Hunter 21/9/44; Dow Fd 2/10/44; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-O] Rougham 15/10/44; Missing in Action Bremen 24/2/45 with Walter Tejan, Jim Sigler suffered severe civilian beating, Bill Gorringe, John Hudson, Jim Cain, Joe Arnone, Marvin Hanson (7 Prisoner of War); Tom Rittinger, Bob Allen (2 Killed in Action); sustained two flak hits in the belly, KO’d #2, crashed Bremen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 12614. THE LAD.

Service

Units

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 410th Bomb Squadron

    410th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

People

  • Robert Allen

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Bremen on 24 Feb 45 in B-17 'The Lad' #4338796

  • Joseph Arnone

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Bremen on 24 Feb 45 in B-17 'The Lad' #4338796

  • Thomas Bittinger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 94th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Bremen in B-17 'The Lad' #4338796

  • Jimmie Cain

    Military | Senior Master Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Bremen on 24 Feb 45 in B-17 'The Lad' 43-38796, Prisoner of War (POW). Black March survivor.

  • William Gorringe

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Bremen on 24 Feb 45 in B-17 'The Lad' #4338796

  • Marvin Hanson

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner; Tail Gunner, Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Bremen on 24 Feb 45 in B-17 'The Lad' #4338796

  • John Hudson

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Bremen on 24 Feb 45 in B-17 'The Lad' #4338796 He was shot down over Breman Germany in Air craft ser. number 43-58796 named ( The Lad ). Target Transportation hubs. was captured and imprisioned for 3 to 6 months. was...

  • James Sigler

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Bremen on 24 Feb 45 in B-17 'The Lad' #4338796

  • Walter Tejan

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Bremen on 24 Feb 45 in B-17 'The Lad' #43-38796, Prisoner of War (POW).

Places

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 24 February 1945

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 12614 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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