Delivered Denver 21/11/43; Billings 25/11/43; Wendover 12/12/43; Grenier 20/1/44; Assigned 750BS/457BG [O] Glatton 8/2/44; 748BS; Missing in Action French A/fds 14/6/44 with Bill Rogers, Co-pilot: Stan Wolczanski, Navigator: Wilbert Collard, n/g-Sgt Milton Bunch, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joshua Lane, Waist gunner: Orion Shumway,Tail gunner: Ray Jones (7 evaded capture); Radio Operator: John Chumas, Ball turret gunner: Dave Quick (2 Prisoner of War); flak KOd #3 and caused fire, crashed Iverni, four miles NW of Meaux, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 5904.
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...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier | 457th Bomb Group
Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 457th Bomb Group
Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 457th Bomb Group
Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
Shot down over Paris 14 June 1944 on in B-17 42-31568. Evaded.
Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
Shot down over Paris 14 June 1944 on in B-17 42-31568. Prisoner of War (POW).
Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
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...
|Failed to Return (FTR)
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