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42-102957

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/44; Kearney 3/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned 358BS/303BG Molesworth 23/4/44; transferred 612BS/401BG [SC-F] Deenethorpe 1/6/44; detailed Merseberg 11/9/44 with Morris Mohler, rest unknown bailed our safely (9 Returned to Duty); crash landed Kings Norton near Leicester A/fd; Salvaged. FEARLESS FOSDICK.

Service

People

  • Joseph Amber

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Togglier, Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Don Currie crew. 38 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

  • William Atkinson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 401st Bomb Group

  • Junius Chadwick

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Thomas Hill crew. 21 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Politz 7-Oct-44 in B-17 42-31087 'Boche Buster'. Landed in Sweden, Interned (INT). MACR 9758. ...

  • Woodville Rozzell

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Flew on 'Rosie's Sweat Box B-17 42-97872. He completed 33 missions from 30 May 1944 to 09 August 1944. DFC/ Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO Ribbon w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ American Theater Medal

  • Joseph Zubrickas

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group

Places

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2020 18:29:03 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Added the nickname mentioned in the A/C “Description”.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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