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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 25/5/44; Hunter 20/6/44; Dow Fd 30/6/44; Assigned 32BS/301BG Lucera 9/7/44; Missing in Action Wiener Neudorf 26/7/44 with Rich Luebke, Co-pilot: Thomas, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Darling (3 Killed in Action); Navigator: Krumholz, Bombardier: Jones, Radio Operator: Ault, Ball turret gunner: Hudson, Waist gunner: Petrowski, Waist gunner: Scalabrino,Tail gunner: Cope (7 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Missing Air Crew Report 7141.

Service

Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

  • 32nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Ault

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7141. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Fred Cope

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7141 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Stanley Darling

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 7141. Awards: AM, PH.

  • Henry Hudson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7141. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Willis Jones

    Military | Captain | Bombardier | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7141. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Medical practitioner.

  • George Krumholz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7141. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richard Luebke

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 7141. Awards: AM (4OLC), PH.

  • Anthony Petrowski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7141 Awards: AM(OLC), PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME

  • Michael Scalabrino

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7141. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Larry Thomas

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 7141. Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

Places

  • Lucera

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Long Beach, CA 1944
Delivered Tulsa AFB, OK 25 May 1944

Delivered Tulsa 25-May-44.

Assigned Lucera, Italy 9 July 1944

Assigned to 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF.

Crashed West of Wiener Neustadt 26 July 1944

Missing in Action Wiener Neudorf ; enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; 7 x POW, 3 x KIA MACR 7141.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2018 22:10:47 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28717604

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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