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42-29820

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 22/2/43; Memphis 8/4/43; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-V] Alconbury 24/4/43; Missing in Action Wangerooge 15/5/43 with Capt Larche Washer, Co-pilot: Bob Kennedy, Bombardier: Bill Haenel, Radio Operator: Jack Roebuck, Ball turret gunner: Art Davis (5 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Martin Healey, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Alf Sikorski, Waist gunner: Art Blasenak, Waist gunner: Jim McDermott,Tail gunner: Ken Murray (5 Killed in Action); flak, ditched Amrum Is. (Frisians); Missing Air Crew Report 16060.

Service

Units

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 407th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Arthur Blasenak

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 15 May 1943 in B-17 #4229820. Killed in Action (KIA). Air Medal, Purple Heart

  • Arthur Davis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 15 May 1943 in B-17 #42-29820, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Haenel

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 15 May 1943 in B-17 #4229820. Prisoner of War (POW) imprisoned at Stalag Luft 3and ended the war at work camp 49-11 near Nuremburg. POW

  • Martin Healy

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 15 May 1943 in B-17 #4229820. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Kennedy

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

  • James McDermott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 15 May 1943 in B-17 #4229820. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Kenneth Murray

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 15 May 1943 in B-17 #4229820. Killed in Action (KIA). Air Medal, Purple Heart

  • Jack Roebuck

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 15 May 1943 in B-17 #4229820. Prisoner of War (POW) imprisoned at Stalag 17. POW

  • Alfred Sikorski

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 15 May 1943 in B-17 #4229820. Killed in Action (KIA). Air Medal, Purple Heart

  • Larche Washer

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 15 May 1943 in B-17 #4229820. Prisoner of War (POW) imprisoned at Stalag Luft 3 and moved to work camp 49-11. POW

Places

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) North Sea 15 May 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 16060 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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