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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne, WY 22/4/43; Smoky Hill, KS 28/4/43; Walla Walla, WA 7/5/43; Smoky Hill 25/5/43; Presque Island 6/6/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-P] Framlingham 5/6/43; 335BS [OE-P] Horham 15/6/43; 12m, Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43 with John Sundberg, Navigator: Bill McNatt, Waist gunner: Leroy Funk,Tail gunner: Joe Aquino (4 evaded capture); Co-pilot: John Moyer, Bombardier: Claude Livingston, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lester Schwab, Ball turret gunner: Emerson Davies, Waist gunner: Franklin Barrett (5 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Tony Carlone (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Oostmalle, 15 miles NE of Antwerp, Bel; Missing Air Crew Report 401. ASSASSIN.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron
  • 336th Bomb Squadron


  • Joseph Aquino

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 42-30176 'Assassin. ' Evaded.

  • Franklin Barrett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 42-30176 'Assassin. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Eldon Broman

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 23 x combat missions. Shot down 10-Oct-43 in B-17 42-30272 'Fritz Blitz'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1118 Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), POW, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Anthony Carlone

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 42-30176 'Assassin. ' Killed in Action (KIA). plane crashed in Vlimmeren, Belgium. H died in Wecheldergande near Antwerp, Belgium. Other crewmembers survived. Formerly buried in grave 196 row 8 plot E at the Neuville-en...

  • Donald Crossley

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 333BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Crossley was credited with 12 confirmed e/a kills. A record for 8th AF gunners. ETD Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (3OLC), GC, WWII Victory, EMEA, American Campaign.

  • Emerson Davies

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Emerson and his brother Ray both joined up to fight in the war - one in the Air Force and one in the Navy.

  • Leroy Funk

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30176 'Assassin', Evaded (EVD).

  • Claude Livingston

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down over Belgium 17 August 1943 in B-17 42-30176 'Assassin. ' Liberated by Russians 4/45; recalled for Korean WarVeterans Serial Number - POW; Air Medal w 2/Oak Leaf Clusters

  • William McNatt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group

  • John Moyer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

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  • VIII Bomber Command 71

    4 July 1943
    The aircraft factories at Le Mans and Nantes, France and the lock gates and harbour facilities at La Pallice, France are the primary targets for this mission. The mission is comprised of three elements: ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 72

    10 July 1943
    German airfields at Caen, Abbeville, and Le Bourget at Paris, France are the primary targets for this mission. 112 B-17s form a combined force from 91BG; 92BG; 305BG; 306BG; 351BG and 381BG to bomb the German airfield (Carpiquet) at Caen, France. Cloud...

  • VIII Bomber Command 73

    14 July 1943
    The German air depot at Villacoublay, France and the German airfields Amiens/Glisy and Le Bourget at Paris, France are the primary targets for this mission. These attacks are made by three separate elements: 116 B-17s are despatched from 92BG (15);...

  • VIII Bomber Command 74

    17 July 1943
    The railroad industry at Hannover, Germany and the aircraft industry at Hamburg, Germany were the intended targets for this mission but weather caused the mission to be cancelled. The element sent to Hannover was a combined force of 207 B-17s from:...

  • VIII Bomber Command 76

    25 July 1943
    This mission was composed of three elements. The primary targets were the diesel engine works at Hamburg, Germany; the shipyards at Kiel, Germany and the aircraft industries at Warnemude, Germany, but weather frustrated the effort. The first element...

  • VIII Bomber Command 77

    26 July 1943
    The German rubber industry at Hannover, Germany and the U-Boat shipyards at Hamburg, Germany are the primary focus of this mission. In addition, a German ship convoy and targets of opportunity at Wilhelmshaven and Wesermunde are bombed. The first...

  • VIII Bomber Command 78

    28 July 1943
    The German aircraft industry at Kassel (Fieseler works) and Oscherleben, Germany are the primary targets of this mission. 182 B-17s from: 91BG (20); 92BG (17); 303BG (20); 305BG (21); 306BG (24); 351BG (21); 379BG (19); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are...

  • VIII Bomber Command 79

    29 July 1943
    The primary targets for this mission are the port facilities at Kiel, Germany and the Heinkel aircraft factories at Warnemunde, Germany. A combined force of 168 B-17s from: 91BG (18); 92BG (14 these included 1 Y-B40 gunship); 305BG (19); 306BG (18);...

  • VIII Bomber Command 80

    30 July 1943
    The aircraft factories at Kassel, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. The mission is flown by two elements of B-17s which attack 15 minutes apart. The firts element is a combined force of 119 B-17s from: 91BG (20); 303BG (23); 351BG (21);...

  • VIII Bomber Command 82

    15 August 1943
    German airfields in Holland and France are the targets for this mission. All of the attacks were made late in the afternoon just prior to sunset. The mission is composed of two elements. The first element is a combined force of 180 B-17s from: 91BG (20...

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  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Delivered Cheyenne, WY 22 April 1943
Assigned Framlingham Airfield, UK 5 June 1943


Crashed Oostmalle, 2390 Malle, Belgium 17 August 1943 – 17 August 1943

Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43. Cause - enemy aircraft, crashed Oostmalle, 15 miles NE of Antwerp, Belgium; (4 x EVD, 5 x POW, 1 x KIA) Missing Air Crew Report MACR401.


Date Contributor Update
23 August 2020 23:15:45 466thHistorian Changes to events, person associations, place associations and mission associations

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14 December 2015 14:21:00 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations

AAM DB Entry Correction.

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09 December 2015 10:27:03 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations and place associations

AAM DB Entry.

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25 April 2015 20:50:59 simaguire Changes to description

B17s Over Berlin
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27 September 2014 18:40:27 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 401 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database