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42-3352

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 15/5/43; Dow Fd 7/7/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-V] Rougham 7/43; Missing in Action Solingen 29/11/43 with Walter Chyle (Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Bob Foster, Navigator: Burgess Overbey, Bombardier: Pete Maximowicz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Herb Owens, Radio Operator: Delmar Best, Ball turret gunner: Buford Edwards, Waist gunner: Vince Osadchy, Waist gunner: Bill Ross,Tail gunner: Floyd Frye (9 Killed in Action); hit by flak and enemy aircraft, crashed North Sea, SW of Borkum Is, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1186. VIRGIN'S DELIGHT.

Service

Units

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 410th Bomb Squadron

    410th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

People

  • Delmar Best

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 42-3352 'Virgin's Delight. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Walter Chyle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 42-3352 'Virgin's Delight '. Prisoner of War. Walter's death March 8th 1995 was reported by the executor of his estate, his wife Melva having predeceased hiim.

  • Buford Edwards

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 #42-3352 'Virgin's Delight', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Foster

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 42-3352 'Virgin's Delight. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Floyd Frye

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 42-3352 'Virgin's Delight. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Peter Maximowcz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 42-3352 'Virgin's Delight. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Vincent Osadchy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 42-3352 'Virgin's Delight. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Burgess Overbey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 #42-3352 'Virgin's Delight', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Herbert Owens

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 42-3252 'Virgin's Delight. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Ross

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 42-3352 'Virgin's Delight. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 140

    29 November 1943
    This is another massive raid on Bremen, Germany by a force of 360 B-17s. The mission is composed of two elements. The first element is a combined force of 182 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 94BG (40); 95BG (20); 96BG (41); 100BG (20);...

Places

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Evansville, IN, USA 1943

Built at Douglas.

Delivered 18500 E 6th Ave, Aurora, CO 80011, USA 15 May 1943

Delivered Denver AAF 15-May-43.

Assigned Rougham, Bury Saint Edmunds IP30, UK July 1943

Assigned 410BS, 94BG, 8AF Rougham Jul-43.

Crashed SW of Borkum, Germany 29 November 1943

Missing in Action Solingen 29-Nov-43 hit by flak and enemy aircraft, crashed North Sea, SW of Borkum Is, Germany. 1 x POW, 9 x KIA MACR 1186.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2017 16:48:10 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-3352&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28611642?terms=42-3352

Date Contributor Update
21 October 2017 17:46:44 mvandemark Changes to unit associations
Sources

updated connections

Date Contributor Update
21 October 2017 17:45:51 mvandemark Changes to nicknames
Sources

Updated name

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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