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42-30243

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 3/5/43; Gore 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Kearney 27/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-Z2] Rougham 15/6/43 NIP 'N TUCK; Missing in Action Le Bourget 14/7/43 with Capt Willis Frank, Co-pilot: Maj Ralph Saltsman Wounded in Action, Navigator: John Wholley, Bombardier: Thurman Burnett, Radio Operator: Bob Mabie, Ball turret gunner: Jim Balvin, Waist gunner: Willard Dovel Wounded in Action,Tail gunner: Warren Jones (8 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dick Davitt, Waist gunner: Harry Eastman (2 evaded capture); enemy aircraft severely damaged tail, and cockpit afire crashed Evreux, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 115. GOOD TIME CHOLLY II.

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...

  • 331st Bomb Squadron

    331st Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

People

  • James Balvin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #4230243 'Good Time Cholly II. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Thurman Burnett

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #4230243 'Good Time Cholly II. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Richard Davitt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #4230243 'Good Time Cholly II. ' Evaded.

  • Willard Dovel

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #4230243 'Good Time Cholly II. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harry Eastman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #42-30243 'Good Time Cholly II', Evaded (EVD).

  • Willis Frank

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #4230243 'Good Time Cholly II. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Warren Jones

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #4230243 'Good Time Cholly II. ' Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag XVII b.

  • Robert Mabie

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #42-30243 'Good Time Cholly II'. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Ralph Saltsman

    Military | Colonel | C/O 331st Bomb Squadron | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #42-30243 'Good Time Cholly II', Prisoner of War (POW).

  • John Wholley

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #4230243 'Good Time Cholly II. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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) France 14 July 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 115 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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