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42-30722

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Dallas 19/7/43; Grand Isle 16/8/43; Assigned 482BG Alconbury 31/8/43; transferred 534BS/381BG [GD-G] Ridgewell 20/9/43; Missing in Action 1m Bremen 8/10/43 with Capt Dexter Lishon, Co-pilot: Carlton Long, Navigator: Bob Gluck, Bombardier: Phil Rokosa, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Canute Johnson, Radio Operator: Lloyd Riddle, Ball turret gunner: Clarry Madison, Waist gunner: John Schnalzer, Waist gunner: George Stuart,Tail gunner: Bill Marques (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed west of Bremen, Ger.MACR 1398. BOBBY T.

Service

Units

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 534th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Gluck

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Navigator, Lishon crew. 381st BG, 534h BS, 8th AF. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30772 'Bobby T'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1398. All the crew were together in captivity on a train to Frankfurt then separated....

  • Canute Johnson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    ETTG, Lishon crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30772 'Bobby T'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1398. The crew were together in captivity on a train to Frankfurt and then they were separated. Prisoner...

  • Dexter Lishon

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Pilot, Lishon crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in AC #42-30722 'Bobby T'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1398. All of the crew were together in captivity on a train to Frankfurt and they were then separated....

  • Carlton Long

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, Lishon crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30772 'Bobby T'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1398. All of the crew were together in captivity on a train to Frankfurt and then separated. Prisoner...

  • Clarence Madison

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    BTG, Lishon crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30772 'Bobby T'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1398. The crew were together in captivity on a train to Frankfurt and then were separated. Prisoner of War...

  • William Marques

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Tail gunner, Lishon crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30772 'Bobby T'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1398. The crew were together in captivity on a train to Frankfurt and then they were...

  • Lloyd Riddle

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio operator, Lishon crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30772 'Bobby T'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1398. The crew was together in captivity on a train to Frankfurt and then were separated....

  • Phillip Rokosa

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Bombardier, Lishon crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30772 'Bobby T'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1398. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft I. All the crew were together in captivity on a train to...

  • John Schnalzer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    LWG, Lishon crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30772 'Bobby T'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1398. The crew were together in captivity on a train to Frankfort and then they were separated....

  • George Stuart

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    RWG, Lishon crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30772 'Bobby T'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1398. The crew were together in captivity on a train to Frankfurt and then they were separated....

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Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 67

    25 June 1943
    This mission was intended to be the first major attack on the industrial area of Hamburg, Germany but weather and contrails made fromation flying too difficult and dangerous. As a result, the main formation 197 B-17s from: 91BG (18); 92BG (23); 303BG ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 111

    8 October 1943
    The shipyards and industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission, but cloud cover causes some formations to bomb targets of opportunity. The attacking elements have been summarized below: ...

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...

  • Ridgewell

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 8 October 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2017 05:55:05 ARowe95 Changes to markings, person associations and mission associations
Sources

ARowe95

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1398 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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