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42-29682

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/43; Pueblo 18/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Brookley 19/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Syracuse 14/4/43; Dow Fd 19/4/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG Earls Colne 25/4/43.

MIA Emden 21/5/43 Pilot: Olaf Ecklund, Co-Pilot: Harry Port, Navigator: Theo Liebig, Bombardier: Henry Schoedel, Tail Gunner: Byron Burns (5POW); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lou Poznar, Radio Operator: Joe Conley, Ball Turret Gunner: Marsile Lambert, Waist Gunner: Frank Watts, Waist Gunner: Bill Tiday (5KIA).

Flak & Enemy aircraft, crashed Pewsum, near Canum, N of Emden, Germany. EASY ACES. (‘TEN ACES’)

Service

Units

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 410th Bomb Squadron

    410th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

People

  • Olaf Ecklund

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 21 May 1943 in B-17 #42-29682 'Boomerang'. Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Thoedore Liebig

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    'Tom' was the Navigator on 410BS 94th BG's Olaf Ecklund crew who were shot down 21st May 1943 and he became Prisoner of War. His death in June 1989 following a stroke was reported by Gordon Summers.

  • Martin Wieand

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 21 May 1943 in B-17 #4229834 'Easy Aces. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 August 2020 10:08:40 general ira snapsorter Changes to nicknames, description and unit associations
Sources

https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/?s=liebig;
"Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Bishop & Hey

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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