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42-37778

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 25/8/43; Scott 30/9/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-G] Chelveston 20/11/43; Missing in Action Stettin 13/5/44 with Walter Schultz, Co-pilot: Max Bernstein, Navigator: Harry Friedman, Bombardier: George Grewe, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sterling Studer, Radio Operator: Paul Hodonowitz, Ball turret gunner: Earl Mills, Waist gunner: Bernie Lynch, Waist gunner: John Cekado,Tail gunner: Alden Prescott (10INT); flak KOd #3, force landed Bulltofta Afd, near Malmo, Sweden, Missing Air Crew Report 4871. Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 2/8/45; 4185 BU Independence 12/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 16/12/45. BETTY CLUB.

Service

Units

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 366th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Max Bernstein

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #4237778. Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Johnny Cekado

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #4237778. Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Harold Friedman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #4237778. Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • George Grewe

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #4237778. Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • William Hennigan

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Flew 30 missions within the 365th bomb squadron between october 1943 and may 1944.

  • Paul Hodonowitz

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #4237778. Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Charles Lozenski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Armorer Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Charles Lozenski served as an aerial gunner with the 365th Bomb Squadron of the 305th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Chelveston, England. Was on the Kane/Normand Crew 14/10/43 A/C #42-3412 1 of 2 planes to return out of 15 from the 305th that day.

  • Bernard Lynch

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #4237778. Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Earl Mills

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #4237778. Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Aldon Prescott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #4237778. Landed in Sweden. Interned.

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Missions

  • 8th Air Force 210

    5 February 1944
    German airfield in France are the targets for this mission. All three Bomb Divisions despatch aircraft. The combined bomber gunner's claims of all three Bomb Divisions were 5-0-5 (displayed with Chateauroux element of 1BD). Summary as follows: ...

Places

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 13 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 May 2017 00:18:40 charlieb Changes to mission associations
Sources

MISSION LIST

Date Contributor Update
29 April 2017 22:26:45 charlieb Changes to nicknames
Sources

mission list5/2/44

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4871 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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