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42-30123

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 15/4/43; Gore 21/4/43; Smoky Hill 26/4/43; Walla Walla 30/4/43; Smoky Hill 10/5/43; Dow Fd 27/5/43; Assigned 338BS/96BGB [BX-W] Andrews Fd 29/5/43 BIG DICK; transferred 388BG Snetterton 12/6/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 25/2/44 with 452BC crew: p-Dave Jarrett, Co-pilot: Hans Landon, Navigator: Paul Tector, Bombardier: Joe Sullivan, Waist gunner: Carl Jones (5 evaded capture); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Melvin Simons, Radio Operator: George Seagrove, Ball turret gunner: Clinton Sather, Waist gunner: John Doly, Tail gunner: John Lupton (5 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Regensburg area, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2859. THE IRONBIRD aka BIG DICK.

Service

Units

People

  • John Daly

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Regensburg on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30123 'Big Dick'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • David Jarrett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Regensburg on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30123 'Big Dick'. Lost with crew from 452nd bomb group. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Carl Jones

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Regensburg on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30123 'Big Dick'. Evaded.

  • Hans Landon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Regensburg on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30123 'Big Dick'. Evaded.

  • John Lupton

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Regensburg on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30123 'Big Dick'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Clinton Sather

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Regensburg on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30123 'Big Dick'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Seagrove

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Regensburg on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30123 'Big Dick'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Melvin Simons

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Regensburg on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30123 'Big Dick'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Sullivan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Regensburg on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30123 'Big Dick'. POW.

  • Henry Tessien

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group

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Places

  • 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 25 February 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 March 2021 19:58:41 RayWells Changes to person associations
Sources

Added connection

Date Contributor Update
11 December 2020 19:54:16 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames and description
Sources

Added quotes to the A/C nicknames listed in the A/C “Description” section.
Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2018 23:06:48 Pete Changes to media associations
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc,

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2018 23:04:38 Pete Changes to nicknames
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 2859 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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