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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 27/5/44; Hunter 21/6/44; Dow Fd 1/7/44; Assigned 414BS/97BG Amendola 9/7/44; Missing in Action Ploesti 22/7/44 with Roy Glascoe, Asbury, Granity, Blair, Grayson, Burrows, Chretien, Bard, Carik, Berry; flak, crashed Ploesti; Missing Air Crew Report 6855.

Service

Units

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 414th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Thomas Asbury

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti 22-Jul-44; Crashed Ploesti Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 6855. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Herman Bard

    Military | Sergeant | Waist gunner | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return from Ploesti 22-Jul-44; Crashed Ploesti Prisoner of War. MACR 6855 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lloyd Berry

    Military | Sergeant | Tail gunner | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti 22-Jul-44; Crashed Ploesti Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 6855. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charlie Brewer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti 22-Jul-44; Crashed Ploesti Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 6855. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Donald Burrows

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Asst Engineer | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti 22-Jul-44; Crashed Ploesti Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 6855. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Carik

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball turret | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti 22-Jul-44; Crashed Ploesti Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 6855. Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Chretien

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti 22-Jul-44; Crashed Ploesti Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 6855. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Roy Glascoe

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned 414BS/97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti 22-Jul-44; Crashed Ploesti Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 6855. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Granity

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti 22-Jul-44; Crashed Ploesti Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 6855. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Grayson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti 22-Jul-44; Crashed Ploesti Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 6855. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Places

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Long Beach, CA 1944

Built at Vega.

Delivered Tulsa AAF, OK 27 May 1944

Delivered Tulsa AAF 27-May-44.

Assigned Amendola airfield, Italy 9 July 1944

Assigned 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF.

Crashed Ploesti 22 July 1944

Missing in Action Ploesti 22-July-44 flak, crashed Ploesti; 10 x POW MACR 6855.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2018 16:23:05 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number and manufacturer
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29102111

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2018 16:21:20 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29102111

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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