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44-8371

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Dallas 23/8/44; Langley 29/8/44; Dow Fd 20/10/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-M] 1/12/44 FRECKLES, a PFF ship; Missing in Action Minster Stein 16/2/45 with Capt Stephen Lozinski, Maj Melvin Pfund, Lou Rush, Cyril Martin, Joe Concino, Chas Smith, Joe Bolan tg, Lt Dave Bradfute radar nav (8 Killed in Action); Harry Hughes (Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Oschersleben; Missing Air Crew Report 12445. BADLAND BAT II.

Service

Units

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Allan Ainley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Michael Kochel crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars)

  • Joseph Bolen

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Oberscholven in B-17 'Badland Bat II' 44-8371.

  • David Bradfute

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator, Radar, Radar Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Oberscholven in B-17 'Badland Bat II' #448371

  • Joseph Concino

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 20 x combat missions. Michael Kochel crew. FTR Gelsenkirchen 16-Feb-45 with Lopingsk crew in B-17 44-8371 'Badland Bat II'; shot down by flak at Oberscholven Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 12445 ...

  • Harold Hughes

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 401st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Oberscholven on 16 FEb 45 in B-17 'Badland Bat II' #448371

  • Stephen Lozinski

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Oberscholven in B-17 'Badland Bat II #448371

  • Cyril Martin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Oberscholven in B-17 'Badland Bat II' 44-8371 Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart

  • Melvin Pfund

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at oberscholven in B-17 'Badland Bat II' #44-8371

  • Louis Rush

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Oberscholven in B-17 'Badland Bat II' 44-8371

  • Charles Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Oberscholven in B-17 'Badland Bat II' #44-8371.

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Missions

  • 738

    5 December 1944

  • 748

    12 December 1944

  • 8th Air Force 760

    24 December 1944
    1. Decision. ...

  • 764

    27 December 1944

  • 766

    28 December 1944

  • 769

    29 December 1944

  • 781

    5 January 1945

  • 789

    10 January 1945

  • 798

    17 January 1945

  • 803

    21 January 1945

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 16 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 November 2021 21:56:36 acbernstein1 Changes to nicknames, markings and mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Aircraft/Details.aspx?ID=8371

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2016 02:02:09 RWOLIVER Changes to nicknames
Sources

401bg.org

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2016 02:01:29 RWOLIVER Changes to nicknames
Sources

401bg.org

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 12445 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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