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42-31568

B-17 Flying Fortress

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.

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

  • Milton Bunch

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier | 457th Bomb Group

  • John Chumas

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 457th Bomb Group

  • Wilbert Collard

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 457th Bomb Group

  • Ray Jones

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down over Paris 14 June 1944 on in B-17 42-31568. Evaded.

  • Joshau Lane

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 457th Bomb Group

  • David Quick

    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). POW

  • William Rogers

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group

  • Orion Shumway

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 457th Bomb Group

  • Stanley Wolczanski

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 457th Bomb Group

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 14 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 5904 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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