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42-30162

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 20/4/43; Smoky Hill 29/4/43; Walla Walla 7/5/43; Tinker 21/5/43; Smoky Hill 24/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-X] Rougham 13/6/43; Missing in Action Kiel 4/1/44 with Bill Hudgens, Co-pilot: John Hinchey, Navigator: Bill McAndrews, Bombardier: Abe Miller, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Killough, Radio Operator: Rich Morrison, Ball turret gunner: Rhody Benson, Waist gunner: Bill Smith, Waist gunner: Bill Thompson,Tail gunner: Rich Lynn (10 Killed in Action); foto-Melvin Seldin (Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft attack and were seen going down under control, dived into sea off Heligoland, most had Mae Wests on but only Seldon swum away and was picked up; Missing Air Crew Report 1756. THE PICCADILLY VIRGIN.

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

  • Rhody Bentson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #4230162 'Piccadilly Virgin. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Hinchey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #4230162 'Piccadilly Virgin. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Hudgens

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #4230162 'Piccadilly Virgin. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Charles Killough

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #4230162 'Piccadilly Virgin. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Richard Lynn

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30162 'Piccadilly Virgin'. Plane crashed into North Sea, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William McAndrews

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 42-30162 'Piccadilly Virgin. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Abraham Miller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #4230162 'Piccadilly Virgin. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Morrill

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group

  • Richard Morrison

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #4230162 'Piccadilly Virgin. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Melvin Seldin

    Military | Sergeant | Observer | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #4230162 'Piccadilly Virgin. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Places

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 4 January 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1756 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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