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44-6098

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 2/5/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Grenier 27/5/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-N] Horham 30/5/44; 23m, battle damaged Hamburg 4/8/44 with Bob Hamilton, Navigator: Chas Shippe, Bombardier: Jack Sternback, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Oliver Schriner, Radio Operator: Rolla Kilgore, Ball turret gunner: Ken Barnett, Waist gunner: Harvey Kastner,Tail gunner: John Brogan (8 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Alphonse Kech (Killed in Action); flak KO’d #3, crashed Poggemuhlen, SW of Bremervorde, Ger, Missing Air Crew Report 7700.

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

  • Kenneth Barnett

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed into channel on 8/4/44 in B-17 #446098 POW

  • John Baumgardner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Carmen Bell

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • John Brogan

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed into channel on 8/4/44 in B-17 #446098 POW

  • James Hallas

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Elmer Haller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    WIA

  • Robert Hamilton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by flak and crashed into channel on 8/4/44 in B-17 #446098 POW

  • Robert Just

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Harvey Kastner

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed into channel on 8/4/44 in B-17 #446098 POW

  • Alphonse Kech

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed into channel in B-28 #446098

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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
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 4 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7700 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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