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42-37738

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 11/8/43; Gr Island 3/9/43; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-T] Bassingbourn 24/9/43; Missing in Action Osnabruck 22/12/43 with Ed Steel, Co-pilot: Bill Myers, Navigator: Bob Emmick, Bombardier: Fred Weyerts, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Henry Holderbach, Radio Operator: George Harris, Waist gunner: Howard Thornlew, Waist gunner: Elmer Tobia,Tail gunner: Jim Lane (9 Prisoner of War), Ball turret gunner: Gerald Glaze (KIA-bailed out but drowned in North Sea); enemy aircraft, crashed on Hoogovens foundry at Vesel, near Ijmuiden, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 1715.

Service

Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Emmick

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-17 #4237738. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Gerald Glaze

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-17 #4237738. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • George Harris

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    8 combat missions. Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-17 #4237738. Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag XVII-B, Luft I, Stalag Luft VI & IV, on the Heyderkrug Run, on the forced march from Luft IV. Copy of article on file/Library Reference Drawer ...

  • Henry Holderbach

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-17 #4237738. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Lane

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-17 #4237738. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Myers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-17 #4237738. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edward Steel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-17 42-37738. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Howard Thornlew

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • Elmer Tobia

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-17 #4237738. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Frederick Weyerts

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-17 #4237738. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Places

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 22 December 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2020 12:24:33 phil marchese Changes to media associations
Sources

Jing Zhou B-17 fkying fortress database
via FLYING FORTRESS 1936 1945; MARCHESE. 12 OCT 2020

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2020 12:13:45 phil marchese Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings and media associations
Sources

B-17 flying Fortress data base , Jing Zhou via FLYING FORTRESS 1936 1945.; MARCHESE

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1715 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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