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42-29945

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 13/3/43; Walla Walla 28/3/43; Smoky Hill 13/3/43; Dow Fd 30/4/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 2/5/43 DAISY JUNE II; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 326BS/92BG Alconbury 23/7/43; Missing in Action Recklinghausen 12/8/43 with George Davis, Co-pilot: Jim Barrett, Navigator: Lyman Morton, Bombardier: Asa Irwin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Spicher, Radio Operator: Bob Lash, Ball turret gunner: Joe White, Waist gunner: Bill Bertagnolia, Waist gunner: Paul Quinones,Tail gunner: Tom Jacks (10 Prisoner of War); flak KO’d two engines, crashed Datteln, 12 miles NE of Gelsenkirchen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 658. DAISY JUNE II.

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...

  • 326th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Barrett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #4229945. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Bertagnolia

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #4229945. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Davis

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 42-29945. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Asa Irwin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29945. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Thomas Jacks

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29945. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Lash

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #4229945. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lyman Morton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #4229945. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Paul Quinones

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #4229945. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Raymond Spicher

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #4229945. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph White

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #4229945. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 81

    12 August 1943
    This mission is separated into two elements. The first element is a combined force of 183 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division: 91BG (22); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (20); 306BG (20); 351BG (21); 379BG (21); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are dispatched to bomb...

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...

  • 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...

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 12 August 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 October 2017 20:42:12 mjmax80 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Sylvia

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 658 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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