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42-107089

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 17/2/44; Gr Island 27/2/44; Grenier 6/3/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 13/3/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Boris Slanin, Waist gunner: Clarry Palmeter,Tail gunner: Fred Myron (3 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Lt Col Bob Tuttle, Navigator: Irving Mortin, Bombardier: Chas Prigmore, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Russ Goodwin{Wounded in Action}, Radio Operator: Bob Griffin{Wounded in Action}, Ball turret gunner: Gene McRay, Waist gunner: Rinaldo Giombetti{Wounded in Action} (7 Prisoner of War); shot down by FW 190 which KOd #3 and cockpit, crashed Budesheim, six miles NW of Hanau, near Frankfurt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4780.

Service

Units

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 728th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Rinaldo Giombetti

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42107089. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Russell Goodwin

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42107089. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Griffin

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42107089. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Eugene McRay

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 42-107089. Prisoner of War. POW

  • Irving Mortin

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42107089. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Fred Myron

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Tail Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Clarence Palmeter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-107089, Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Charles Prigmore

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42107089. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Boris Slanin

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42107089. Killed in Action (KIA). AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Robert Tuttle

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-107089, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Places

  • Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 12 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4780 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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