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42-107218

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 27/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Grenier 21/4/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-T] Nuthampstead 3/5/44; (17m) Missing in Action Leipzig 7/7/44 with Roger Folger, Navigator: Bill Moses, Bombardier: Chas Busbee, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Paris, Radio Operator: John Quinn, Ball turret gunner: Calvin Harvey, Waist gunner: John Schneider,Tail gunner: Lou Zeller (8 Prisoner of War); Ray Hopp (KIA, shot in esacpe attempt); flak, crashed Bad Dueben, near Leipzig, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 7221. AGONY WAGON II.

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

  • Charles Busbee

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 398th Bomb Group
    Felled by flak over Leipzig on 7 July 1944 in AC #42107218. Prisoner of War (POW) Barth Stalag Luft I 10 months. POW ...

  • Robert Folger

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Dueben on 7/7/44 in B-17 #42107218 POW

  • Calvin Harvey

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Dueben on 7/7/44 in B-17 #42107218 POW

  • Raymond Hopp

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Dueben in B-17 #42107218

  • William Moses

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Dueben on 7/7/44 in B-17 #42107218 POW

  • John Paris

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner, Top Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Shot down 7 July 1944 in AC #42107218. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • John Quinn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 398th Bomb Group
    Shot down at Liepzig 7 July 1944 on 9th mission. Bailed out. Pilot Killed in Action (KIA). Prisoner of War (POW) until 9 April 1945. Escaped and returned to allied control 18 April 1945 with British army. Hospitalized in Oxford. Arrived back in USA 22...

  • John Schneider

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Dueben on 7/7/44 in B-17 #42107218 POW

  • Louis Zeller

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Dueben on 7/7/44 in B-17 #42-107218, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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) Germany 7 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7221 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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