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B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 353BS/301BG Westover 12/7/42; Chelveston 9/8/42; Tafaraoui, Alg 26/11/42; Maison Blanche, Alg 5/12/42; Biskra, Alg 16/12/42; Ain M'Lila, Alg 17/1/43; St Donat, Alg 6/3/43; Oudna, Tun 6/8/43 {56m}; transferred 96BS/2BG Massicault, Tun 14/11/43; Bizerte, Tun 2/12/43; Amendola, It 9/12/43; Missing in Action {22m} Klagenfurt 19/3/44, with Herman Lavine, Co-pilot: Art Hyatt, Navigator: George Seamans, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Mike Croccia, Radio Operator: Harry Hanson, Ball turret gunner: Virgil Laz(m)ar, Waist gunner: Oscar Rome,Tail gunner: Bob Cary (8 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Louis Boehm, Waist gunner: Ken Cook (2 Prisoner of War); shot down by fighters firing rockets, six chutes seen, crashed Cilli, It; Missing Air Crew Report 3287. DARK EYES. (?BRIGHT EYES?)



  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...


  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...


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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:02 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log