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42-102577

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Grenier 1/4/44; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-O] Rougham 10/4/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 2/11/44 with Wesley Peterson, Edwin Rieser, Roland Slay (3 Prisoner of War); Nubar Garabodian, Joe Butcher, John Padget, Ed Wirtel, Joe Failla, Jim Azer (6 Killed in Action); flak & enemy aircraft, hit between #3 & #4, then exploded and crashed Merseburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10307. BOUNCIN' ANNIE.

Service

Units

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 331st Bomb Squadron

    331st Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

People

  • James Azer

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Merseburg in B-17 'Bounvin Annie' #42-102577, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Joseph Butcher

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Merseburg in B-17 'Bounvin Annie' #42102577

  • Joseph Failla

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 94th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Merseburg in B-17 'Bounvin Annie' #42-102577, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Nubar Garabodian

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Merseburg in B-17 'Bounvin Annie' #42-102577, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Padget

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Merseburg in B-17 'Bounvin Annie' 42-102577

  • Wesley Peterson

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Merseburg on 11/2/44 in B-17 'Bounvin Annie' #42102577

  • Edwin Rieser

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Merseburg on 11/2/44 in B-17 'Bounvin Annie' #42102577

  • Roland Slay

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Merseburg on 11/2/44 in B-17 'Bounvin Annie' #42102577

  • Edward Wirtel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Merseburg in B-17 'Bounvin Annie' #42102577

Places

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 2 November 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 10307 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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