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42-29715

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 8/2/43; 94BG Pueblo 18/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Brookley 18/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Presque Is 7/4/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL- ] Bassingbourn 17/4/43; Earls Colne 12/5/43; Missing in Action Kiel 13/6/43 with Capt Bolling Rawlinson (Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Capt Art Herbert, Navigator: Tom Meeks, Bombardier: Leon Levander, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Cameron, Radio Operator: Chas Morris, Ball turret gunner: Harry Hilts, Waist gunner: John Huzinec, Waist gunner: Ben Kaplan, Tail gunner: Lt Chas Schultheis (9 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft KO’d #2, crashed Pohnsdorf, near Preetz, seven miles SE of Kiel, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 15162. KLO KAY.

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

  • Edward Cameron

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #42-29715 'Klo Kay', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Arthur Herbert

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #42-29715 'Klo Kay'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Harold Hilts

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #42-29715 'Klo Kay', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Huzinec

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #42-29715 'Klo Kay', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Benjamin Kaplan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #42-29715 'Klo Kay'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Leonard Levander

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #42-29715 'Klo Kay', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Thomas Meeks

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #42-29715 'Klo Kay', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Charles Morris

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #42-29715 'Klo Kay', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Bolling Rawlinson

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot; Squadron Commander | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #42-29715 'Klo Kay' POW

  • Charles Schultheis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot; Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #42-29715 'Klo Kay', Killed in Action (KIA). Gave his seat up to the Command Pilot for this flight.

Places

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

  • 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...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) North Sea 13 June 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2020 04:23:52 jmoore43 Changes to description
Sources

Added a space in front of the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 15162 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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