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42-102646

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 22/3/44; Hunter 17/4/44; Grenier 30/4/44; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-A] Snetterton 3/5/44; Missing in Action Osnabruck 21/11/44 with Henry Sullivan, Co-pilot: John Towle, Navigator: Martin Feifer, Bombardier: Earl Stevens, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Theron Lambert, Radio Operator: Dave Grunnah, Ball turret gunner: Ed Tighe, Waist gunner: Ken Woslager,Tail gunner: Loran Davis (9 Killed in Action); hit by prop wash, crashed Lamspringe, S of Hilesheim, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10415.

Service

Units

People

  • Loran Davis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    KIA near Eschwege in B-17 #42102646 21 Nov 1944 flat spin caused by propwash, crashed at Lamspringe, 20 km south of Hilesheim, Germany

  • Martin Feifer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Eschwege in B-17 #42-102646.

  • David Grunnah

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 96th Bomb Group
    KIA near Eschwege in B-17 #42102646

  • Theron Lambert

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Eschwege in B-17 #42-102646 21 Nov 1944. Flat spin caused by propwash, crashed at Lamspringe, 20 km south of Hilesheim, Germany.

  • Earl Stevens

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    KIA near Eschwege in B-17 #42102646 Air Medal w 3/olc

  • Henry Sullivan

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Sept 1944. On Nov 9 1944 had to break formation and land in friendly territory. Sullivan returned to base on the 11th and considered himself and crew lucky. KIA near Eschwege in B-17 #42-102646. The wreckage was scattered over ... (incomplete...

  • Edward Tighe

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    KIA near Eschwege in B-17 #42102646 21 Nov 1944 flat spin caused by propwash, crashed at Lamspringe, 20 km south of Hilesheim, Germany

  • John Towle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    KIA near Eschwege in B-17 #42102646

  • Kenneth Woslager

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    KiA near Eschwege in B-17 #42102646

Places

  • 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 21 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2020 19:10:48 kstrykerAK Changes to 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. 96th BG Mission #241, 21 Nov 1944, Osnabruck, Germany

pages 204, 210, 293

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 10415 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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