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42-102599

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 17/3/44; Hunter 17/4/44; Grenier 1/5/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-U] Nuthampstead 4/5/44 [1st repl. a/c]; (15m) Missing in Action Munich 16/7/44 with Curtis D Lovelace, Ball turret gunner: Gerard Antaillia (2KIA- multiple fractures, but no burns); Co-pilot: Bob Hart, Navigator: Bob Uhl, Bombardier: Alton Andrews, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Rees, Radio Operator: Cliff Weatherwax, Waist gunner: Don Land, Tail gunner: Sam Miller (7 Prisoner of War); severe flak damage, crashed Brettersberg, NE Innsbruck, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 7564.

Service

Units

  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 398th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire on strategic bombing raids over Germany. The Group switched focus in the days before D-Day, when they targeted enemy positions on the Cherbourg peninsula. When the Allies...

  • 600th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Alton Andrews

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Achen Kirchen on 7/16/44 in B-17 #42102599 POW

  • Gerard Antaillia

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Hit by flak on 16 July 1944 on Munich Germany mission in B-17 #42102599

  • Robert Hart

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    POW Shot down by flak and crashed at Achen Kirchen on 7/16/44 in B-17 #42102599

  • Donald Land

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Achen Kirchen on 7/16/44 in B-17 #42102599

  • Curtis Lovelace

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    KIA Shot down by flak and crashed at Achen Kirchen in B-17 #42102599 ...

  • Samuel Miller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Achen Kirchen on 7/16/44 in B-17 #42102599 POW

  • Robert Rees

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    POW Shot down by flak and crashed at Achen Kirchen on 7/16/44 in B-17 #42102599

  • Robert Uhl

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 398th Bomb Group
    POW Shot down by flak and crashed at Achen Kirchen on 7/16/44 in B-17 #42102599

  • Clifford Weatherwax

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 398th Bomb Group
    Cifford Weatherwax was shot down by flak over Munich and crashed at Achen Kirchen on 7/16/44 in B-17; the Pilot and Ball Gunner were not heard from and are assumed dead. POW for approximately 1 year at Camp Stalag Luft IV, Tychowo, Poland.

Places

  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Munich, Germany 16 July 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7564 / MACR 7764 / MACR 8917 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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