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42-102531

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 11/3/44; MacDill 29/3/44; Bangor 7/4/44; slated 94BG, Assigned 390BG Framlingham 4/4/44; transferred 338BS/96BG [BX-A] Snetterton 5/4/44; Missing in Action Weisbaden 10/11/44 with Art Brodsky, Co-pilot: Art Mortenson, Navigator: Edwin Fitzgerald, Bombardier: Ed Ferguson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Fred Lobenstein, Radio Operator: Jack Fee, Ball turret gunner: Jim Hurst, Waist gunner: Ed Roszkowski,Tail gunner: Bob Morgan (9 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Rheiningen, near Weisbaden, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10358. TANGERINE II.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...

  • 338th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Arthur Brodsky

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Oct 1944. "Tangerine II" received a direct hit and exploded in half. There was only one survivor, Tail Gunner, S/Sgt Bob Morgan. KIA at Weisbaden in B-17 'Tangerine II' #42-102531.

  • Jack Fee

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Oct 1944. KIA at Weisbaden in B-17 'Tangerine II' #42102531

  • Edward Ferguson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Oct 1944. KIA at Weisbaden in B-17 'Tangerine II' #42102531

  • Edwin Fitzgerald

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Oct 1944. KIA at Weisbaden in B-17 'Tangerine II' #42102531

  • James Hurst

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Oct 1944. KIA at Weisbaden in B-17 'Tangerine II' #42102531

  • Frederick Lobenstein

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Oct 1944. KIA at Weisbaden in B-17 'Tangerine II' #42102531

  • Robert Morgan

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Oct 1944. KIA at Weisbaden in B-17 'Tangerine II' #42102531. According ot pg 203 of Snetterton Falcons, he was the only survivor when the "Tangerine II" received a direct hit and exploded in half.

  • Arthur Mortenson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Oct 1944. KIA at Weisbaden in B-17 'Tangerine II' #42102531

  • Edward Roszkowski

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Oct 1944. KIA at Weisbaden in B-17 'Tangerine II' #42102531

Places

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 10 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2020 07:40:35 kstrykerAK Changes to nicknames and unit associations
Sources

Snetterton Falcons II: The 96th Bomb Group in World War II by Robert E Doherty & Geoffrey Ward, Second Edition with Errata & Supplemental Information, Taylor Publishing, 1996. page 203, 210, 293

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 10358 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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