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42-29670

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 31/1/43; Pueblo 18/2/43; Salina 15/2/43; Brookley 19/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Dow Fd 18/4/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG Earls Colne 22/4/43; transferred 544BS/384BG [SU-K] Grafton Underwood 16/7/43; Missing in Action Hamburg 25/7/43 with Kelmer Hall, Co-pilot: Bradley Summer, Navigator: Jim Crary, Bombardier: Herbert Schindler, Radio Operator: Ed Keithly, Ball turret gunner: Larry Randeau, Waist gunner: Max Veber,Tail gunner: George McCulley (8 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ken Harland, Waist gunner: Colgate H.J Dean (2 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Uetersen, 15 miles NW of Hamburg, Ger. No MACR. THUNDERMUG.

Service

Units

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Crary

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    10 June 1943 a/c B17 42-30041 crashed in sea and crew rescued in flight from Gander. Shot down 25 July 1943 in B-17 #4229670. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Holgate Dean

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 July 1943 in B-17 #4229670. Killed in Action (KIA) . On 10 June 1943 a/c B17 42-30041 had crashed in sea and crew rescued in flight from Gander.

  • Kelmer Hall

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 1091 Pilot - B-17 | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 July 1943 in B-17 #42-29670 SU-K, THUNDERMUG. Prisoner of War (POW). No MACR has been located for this loss. 10 June 1943 a/c B17 42-30041 crashed in sea enroute from Gander to the ETO. The entire crew was rescued.

  • Kenneth Harland

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). Shot down 25 July 1943 in B-17 42-29670. Earlier 10 June 1943 a/c B17 42-30041 crashed in sea and crew rescued in flight from Gander. . PH

  • Edward Keathley

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 July 1943 in B-17 #4229670. Prisoner of War (POW). On 10 June 1943 a/c B17 42-30041 had crashed in sea and crew rescued in flight from Gander.

  • George McCulley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 July 1943 in B-17 #4229670. Prisoner of War (POW) PH/POW Medal/

  • Lawrence Reandeau

    Military | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 July 1943 in B-17 42-29670. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Herbert Schindler

    Military | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 July 1943 in B-17 #4229670. Prisoner of War (POW). 10 June 1943 a/c B17 42-30041 crashed in sea and crew rescued in flight from Gander.

  • Bradley Summers

    Military | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 July 1943 in B-17 #4229670. Prisoner of War (POW). 10 June 1943 a/c B17 42-30041 crashed in sea and crew rescued in flight from Gander.

  • Maxwell Veber

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    10 June 1943 A/C B-17 #42-30041 crashed in sea and crew rescued in flight from Gander. Shot down 25 July 1943 in B-17 #42-29670, Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf, Near Krems Austria 48-15

Places

  • Earls Colne

    Military site : airfield
    Earls Colne was built in 1941 as an airfield for No.3 Group, RAF Bomber Command, although never used as such. Assigned to the US Eighth Air Force (as Station 358) in 1942, its 36 hardstands were increased to 50, bringing the airfield up to Air Ministry...

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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