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43-38996

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 1/11/44; Grenier 12/11/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-T] Horham 19/11/44; with B.F. Cummings force landed A-78 AF Florennes/Juzaine, Bel 6/2/45; 62m, Returned to the USA Bradley 22/5/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 24/5/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45.

Service

Units

People

  • Anthony Braidic

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 6 x combat missions. Invited by his original crew to fly with them on Chowhound mission to Utrecht, Netherlands in B-17 44-8640 (last loss of 8th AF); declined and flew with new crew on mission. ETD ...

  • Norbert Kuper

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 9 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Chowhound mission to Utrecht, Netherlands in B-17 44-8640; crashed into English channel. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: PH.

  • Christopher Lindsley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    J.E. Koehler crew. 35 missions between 5 December 1944 and 17 April 1945. AM w/ 5 OLCs.

  • Jack Noe

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Son of a Railroad man born in Pueblo, CO in 1920. After high school worked in steel mill and eventually joined the Army Air Corp hoping to become a pilot. Entered training at Randolph Field in Texas and was selected for Navigator training. Sent to...

  • Lionel Sceurman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 9 x combat missions. Day before VE day. Failed to Return (FTR) Chowhound mission to Utrecht, Netherlands in B-17 44-8640, despite "free passage guarantee", flak hit in engine and crashed into North Sea off Benacre...

  • Alfred Space

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 8 x combat missions. Sceurman crew. Missed out on Chowhound mission to Utrecht, Netherlands in B-17 44-8640 (last loss of 8th AF) 7-May-45. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Stacy Tavis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

Missions

  • 859

    2 March 1945

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

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 June 2021 23:28:58 jpnoe72 Changes to unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

From list of 95th Bomb Group missions, identifying pilots, target, and aircraft number. Mission 859 was to Ruhland, Germany on 2 March 1945. My father's first flight as Navigator.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:35 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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