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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 15/5/43; Presque Is 27/6/43; Assigned 429BS/2BG Ain M'Lila 12/7/43; Massicault 31/7/43; Missing in Action 7m Weiner Nuestadt 2/11/43 with Lester Gillan, Co-pilot: Frank Counihan, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Louis Hazay, Radio Operator: Joe Hagerman, Ball turret gunner: Claude Denton, Waist gunner: Henry Reedy (6 Killed in Action); Navigator: Pete Digilio, Navigator: Meredith Fink, Waist gunner: Tony Delatte, Tail gunner: Howard Reese (4 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, Missing Air Crew Report 1142. LADY BE GOOD.



  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 429th Bomb Squadron



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Date Contributor Update
10 May 2021 19:16:41 jmoore43 Changes to place associations

Added associations to 15th AF as listed in MACR 1142 and to the AF station “Massicault” as listed in the A/C description.

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2021 19:09:37 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations

Added an association to the 429th BS & 2nd BG listed in the A/C #42-3341 description section.

Date Contributor Update
10 October 2020 03:39:40 jmoore43 Changes to description

Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2020 05:25:07 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames

Added the A/C nickname listed in the A/C “Description”.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:43 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log