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42-3530

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 20/7/43; Dyersburg 9/8/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-H] Rougham 9/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Elza Fairchild, Co-pilot: Ken Amberg, Navigator: Chas Watkins, Bombardier: John McCarthy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Pippin, Radio Operator: Alonzo Christian, Ball turret gunner: Theo Violette, Waist gunner: Sam Diamond, Waist gunner: Ray Wright (9 Killed in Action); Ed Hunt (Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Watenstedt, 15 miles S of Helmstedt A/Fd, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1885.

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...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Kenneth Amberg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Crashed for unknown reasons on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-3530. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Alonzo Christian

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Crashed for unknown reasons on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-3530. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Samuel Diamond

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Crashed for unknown reasons on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-3530. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Elza Fairchild

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Crashed for unknown reasons on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-3530. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Edward Hunt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Crashed for unknown reasons on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-3530. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • John McCarthy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Crashed for unknown reasons on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-3530. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Joseph Pippin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Crashed for unknown reasons on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-3530. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Henry Raschke

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

  • Theodore Violette

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Crashed for unknown reasons on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-3530. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Charles Watkins

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Crashed for unknown reasons on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-3530. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Missions

  • 8th Air Force 182

    11 January 1944
    Three aviation industry targets in Germany are bombed. The bomber force consists of 291 B-17s despatched from 1st Bomb Division in two elements, one element of 177 B-17s is despatched to Oschersleben, Germany as the primary target, the other 1BD...

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...

  • Elveden Hall

    Military site : non-airfield
    Elveden Hall, Brandon, Suffolk was used during the Second World War as a headquarters for the USAAF Third Air Division. Some evidence to suggest that the staff quarters were struck and destroyed by a bomb. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 11 January 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 July 2019 02:57:51 mp3 Changes to person associations
Sources

Deleted as he was not on this mission aboard 42-3530.

Date Contributor Update
09 February 2015 02:38:50 mp3 Changes to aircraft associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

mp3

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1885 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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