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43-38814

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 25/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-S] Horham 11/10/44 NO NO NANNETTE; battle damaged Ludwigshafen 5/11/44 with Rich Wright, Bombardier: I.H. Levin [2RTD]; Navigator: Bill Olsom, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Vince Riccio, Radio Operator: Harry Kolb, Ball turret gunner: Sid Manders;Tail gunner: Merlin Dyvig [6POW]; Co-pilot: Stan Wlfson (Killed in Action); flak, force landed Miracourt, Fr; 39m, Missing in Action Kiel 4/4/45 with John Tuss, Co-pilot: George Washeteck, Navigator: Sol Simon, Bombardier: Alviah Kelly, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Pelzar, Radio Operator: Cecil Phillips, Ball turret gunner: John Meadows, Waist gunner: Bill Johnson,Tail gunner: Dan Waines (9INT); flak, force landed Bulltofta, Sweden. Missing Air Crew Report 13848; ret group in UK 27/6/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 26/7/45; 3030 BU Roswell 8/10/45; 4185 BU Independence 30/11/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45. CADET NURSE THE 2ND.

Service

Units

  • 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

  • Gabriel Chapra

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group

  • Merlin Dyvig

    Military | Corporal | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Merlin Dyvig served as a tail gunner with the Bomb Squadron of the 95th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Horham, England. On his 10th mission over Wilhelmshaven in November 1944 one engine caught fire and he was instructed to bail out from 26,000 ft....

  • Roscoe Hayes

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

  • William Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Landed in Sweden on 4 Apr 45 in B-17 'Cadet Nurse' 43-38814, INT.

  • Alviah Kelly

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    INT landed in Sweden on 4 Apr 45 in B-17 'Cadet Nurse' 43-38814.

  • Harry Kolb

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group

  • Irving Levin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group

  • Sidney Manders

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • John Meadows

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    INT landed in Sweden on 4 Apr 45 in B-17 'Cadet Nurse' 43-38814.

  • William Olson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group

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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
Manufactured Seattle, WA, USA 1944

Built at Boeing.

Delivered Lincoln Airport (LNK), 2400 W Adams St, Lincoln, NE 68524, USA 25 September 1944

Delivered Lincoln AAF 25-Sep-44.

Assigned Horham, Eye IP21 5EQ, UK 11 October 1944

Assigned 336BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Force landing [Battle damaged] 88500 Mirecourt, France 5 November 1944

Battle damaged Ludwigshafen Flak, force landed Miracourt, France. Pilot Lt Richard H Wright 2 x RTD, 6 x POW, 1 x KIA 5-Nov-44 MACR 10308

Failed to Return Interned [INT] Bulltofta, Kirseberg, Malmö, Sweden 4 April 1945

Missing in Action Kiel 4-Apr-45 with pilot Lt John J Tuss, flak, force landed Bulltofta, Sweden. 9 x INT MACR 13848

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 August 2018 20:31:35 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=43-38814&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/29431111
https://www.fold3.com/image/28731797

Date Contributor Update
22 August 2018 20:22:18 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations and person associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=43-38814&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/29431111
https://www.fold3.com/image/28731797

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 10308 / MACR 13848 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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