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43-39125

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 9/12/44; Grenier 21/12/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-M] Deenethorpe 8/3/45 DER GROSSE ARSCH VOGEL; Missing in Action Brandenburg 20/4/45 with
Aubrey Bradley, Karl Carey, Marvin Peterson, Willis Vaughan, Fred Nachtigal (5 Prisoner of War);
Willard Benson, Edwin Cowgill, Attilio Massa, Bill McKee, George Toombs rcm (5 Killed in Action);

Cause: flak, crashed Brandenburg; Missing Air Crew Report 14174. YOU ALL RIGHT.

Service

Units

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Willard Benson

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier - Togglier | 401st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Brandenburg in B-17 'You All Right' aka Der Grossarschvogel #43-39125

  • Aubrey Bradley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Brandenburg on 20 Apr 45 in B-17 'You All Right' 43-39125

  • Karl Carey

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Brandenburg on 20 Apr 45 in B-17 'You All Right' #4339125

  • Edwin Cowgill

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Brandenburg in B-17 'You All Right' aka 'Der Grossarschvogel' #4339125

  • Lionel King

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Lieutenant Lionel T. "L.T." King served in the 8th Air Force, 401st Bomb Group, 613th Bomb Squadron. He would go on to successfully fly and return from all 6 of his missions from 04/09/1945 to 04/18/1945, serving as a pilot with his crew of Robert D....

  • Attilio Massa

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Brandenburg in B-17 'You All Right' #43-39125 Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Justin McGarity

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Lionel T King crew. 6 x combat missions. Awards: BS, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William McKee

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Brandenburg in B-17 'You All Right' #43-39125 Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters

  • Fred Nachtigal

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Brandenburg on 20 Apr 45 in B-17 'You All Right' #43-39125

  • Marvin Peterson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Brandenburg on 20 Apr 45 in B-17 'You All Right' #4339125

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Places

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 20 April 1945
Crashed Brandenburg, Germany

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2021 00:40:26 Yorkshireman Changes to nicknames
Sources

Hutchinson & Cortright

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2017 11:20:36 Lucy May Changes to nicknames, description, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

Added connections using information in biography field.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 14174 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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