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42-37815

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Long Beach 7/9/43; Gr Island 27/9/43; force landed Presque Is 4/10/43 with John Perdue en route UK; Assigned 333BS/94BG [TS- ] Rougham 9/10/43; Missing in Action Hamm 26/11/43 with Bill Porter, Co-pilot: Henry Pohl, Navigator: Angelo Rivera, Waist gunner: John Irving, Waist gunner: Otis Alford (5 Killed in Action); Radio Operator: Edwin Zahan, Ball turret gunner: Frank Walancus,Tail gunner: Art Shroyer (3 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: Bill Campbell, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Frank Moast (2 evaded capture); enemy aircraft, crashed Plessis-au-Bois, NE of Bellville, Paris, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 1124. MISS LACE.

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...

  • 333rd Bomb Squadron

    333rd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

People

  • Ottis Alford

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Born in 1922 in Pickton, Hopkins County, Texas. Enlisted at Tyler, Smith County, Texas on 16 Oct 1942. 2 weeks til he had to report for duty. 2 years of HS, Ht:66, Wt: 121. Married before he left for the military to Miss Grace Edwards on 26 Oct 1942....

  • William Campbell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-17 42-37815 'Miss Lace. ' Evaded. ...

  • John Irving

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-17 #42-37815 'Miss Lace'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Frank Moast

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-17 #4237815 'Miss Lace. ' Evaded.

  • Henry Pohl

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-17 #4237815 'Miss Lace. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Porter

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-17 #4237815 'Miss Lace. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Angelo Rivera

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-17 #4237815 'Miss Lace. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Arthur Shroyer

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-17 #4237815 'Miss Lace. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Frank Walancus

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-17 #42-37815 'Miss Lace', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edwin Zahn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-17 #42-37815 'Miss Lace'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 26 November 1943

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1124 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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