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42-31517

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 16/11/43; Pendleton 24/11/43; with Leon Sachs force landed Denver, Co 8/12/43; Salt Lake 12/12/43; Wendover 14/12/43; Assigned 748BS/457BG [A] Glatton 15/12/43; Missing in Action Augsburg 25/2/44 with Jim Chinn, Co-pilot: Bob Cooper, Radio Operator: Bob Mullins, Ball turret gunner: Bill Sullivan, Waist gunner: Dillard Engdahl, Waist gunner: Marion Ross,Tail gunner: Jeremiah Rolison (7 Killed in Action); Navigator: Frank McNichol, Bombardier: John Vollmuth, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Vito Peragine (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Mont St Martin, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 3003.

Service

Units

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 748th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Chinn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Mont St Martin, FR on a mission to Augsberg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31517. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Cooper

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Mont St Martin, Fance on a mission to Augsberg, Germany on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31517. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Dillard Engdahl

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Mont St Martin, FR on a mission to Augsberg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31517. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Frank McNichol

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Mont St Martin, FR on a mission to Augsberg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31517. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Mullins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Mont St Martin, FR on a mission to Augsberg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31517. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Vito Peragine

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Mont St Martin, FR on a mission to Augsberg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31517. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Jeremiah Rolison

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Mont St Martin, FR on a mission to Augsberg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31517. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Marion Ross

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Mont St Martin, FR on a mission to Augsburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31517. Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ PH

  • William Sullivan

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Mont St Martin, FR on a mission to Augsberg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31517. Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ PH

  • John Vollmuth

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Mont St Martin, FR on a mission to Augsberg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31517. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Places

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 25 February 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3003 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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