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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 31/12/43; Kearney 15/1/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-K] Horham 15/2/44; 336BS [ET-K], transferred 335BS [OE-F] 21/10/44; 103m, Missing in Action Frankfurt 17/2/45 with Carlyle Schaad, Co-pilot: Theo Flora, Navigator: John Keeney, Bombardier: Harry Vaughn, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Emery Hemingway, Radio Operator: Luther Basett, Ball turret gunner: Bernie Glanzer, Waist gunner: Loren Harman,Tail gunner: Walt Mazurek (9 Prisoner of War); #2 engine out, dropped back, crashed Tillowitz, Ger?. Missing Air Crew Report 12378. BIG CASINO.

Service

Units

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron
  • 336th Bomb Squadron
  • 412th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Dale Avers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Luther Bassett

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 15 Feb 45 in B-17 'Big Cassino' #4231887

  • Charles Cappellino

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group

  • Theodore Flora

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 15 Feb 45 in B-17 'Big Cassino #4231887

  • Mark Gilles

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot/Instructor/Evaluator/SquadronCC | 95th Bomb Group
    Completed 30 missions between May 7, 1944 and September 3, 1944 ...

  • Bernard Glanzer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 15 Feb 45 in B-17 'Big Cassino' #4231887

  • Elmer Haller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    WIA

  • Loren Harman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 15 Feb 45 in B-17 'Big Cassino' #4231887

  • Emery Hemingway

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 15 Feb 45 in B-17 'Big Cassino' #4231887

  • Robert Just

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

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Missions

  • 832

    15 February 1945

Places

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Germany 15 February 1945 – 15 February 1945

Missing in Action Frankfurt 17/2/45. #2 engine out, dropped back, crashed Tillowitz, Germany. (9 x POW)Missing Air Crew Report MACR12378.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 December 2015 17:36:26 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/95thbg-aircraft/95th-b-17-s-1942

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 12378 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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