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42-30159

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 21/4/43; Tinker 27/4/43; New Castle 2/5/43; Presque Is 6/5/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-H] Chelveston 24/5/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Rothery McKeegan, Co-pilot: Frank Sulkowski, Navigator: Martin Fetherolf, Bombardier: Baxter Harris, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albt Peach, Radio Operator: Jim Prehart, Waist gunner: Frank Williams, Waist gunner: Chas Murray (8 Prisoner of War), Ball turret gunner: Claude Davis,Tail gunner: Bob McLain (2KIA fighting fire on a/c); flak, crashed Wegnes, three miles SW of Verviers, Bel. Missing Air Crew Report 301. SETTING BULL.

Service

Units

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 366th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Claude Davis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30159 'Setting Bull', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Martin Fetherolf

    Military | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230159 'Setting Bull. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Baxter Harris

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230159 'Setting Bull. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Rothery McKeegan

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17F 42-30159 'Setting Bull'. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Charles Murray

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230159 'Setting Bull. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Albert Peach

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230159 'Setting Bull. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Prehart

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230159 'Setting Bull. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Frank Sulkowski

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230159 'Setting Bull. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Frank Williams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230159 'Setting Bull. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 84

    17 August 1943
    The mission flown on 17-Aug-43, the 1st anniversary of the 1st mission flown by the 8th Air Force, is probably the most written about mission of the war. This is the famous Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission on which 60 B-17s are lost. It has been dubbed ...

Places

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Belgium 17 August 1943

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 301 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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