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42-30668

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 8/7/43; Kearney 24/7/43; Dow Fd 28/7/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX- ] Alconbury 15/8/43; Podington 16/9/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Cpt Blair Belongia, Co-pilot: Bob Klein, Navigator: Howie Eaton, Bombardier: George Jackson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Few, Radio Operator: Jim Lovett, Ball turret gunner: Sam Purvis, Waist gunner: Stan Sztorc, Waist gunner: Alf Atonacci,Tail gunner: Joe Walsh (10 Returned to Duty); ditched Channel through fuel shortage, all rescued by ASR.

Service

People

  • Alfred Antonacci

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Blair Belongia crew. Ditched in Channel 5-Sep-43, on return from mission to Stuttgart due to fuel shortage in B-17 42-30668. All crew rescued by ASR. ...

  • Blair Belongia

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Charles Few

    Military | Master Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner/Flight Engineer | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down on 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-30668. Plane ditched in Channel. Returned to base. Awards: DFC, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Lovett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down on 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-30668. Plane ditched in Channel. Returned to base. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Joseph Walsh

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 326BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD ...

Places

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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