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42-37889

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 2/10/43; Gr Island 22/10/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-Y] Horham 11/11/43; 66m, Missing in Action Bohlen oil depot 29/6/44 with Jim Cook, Co-pilot: Harry Bachus, Navigator: Jim Whittaker, Bombardier: Bob Hansell, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Vernon Adams, Radio Operator: Henry Hopwood, Ball turret gunner: John Dyson, Waist gunner: Elwyn Baptiste (8 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Harry Chapman, Tail gunner: Stuart Bouley (2 evaded capture); lost two engines, crash landed Vroomshoop, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 6741. PRIDE OF VHELHALIS.

Service

Units

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Vernon Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Vroomshoop on 6/29/44 in B-17 'Pride of Vhelhalis', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harry Bachus

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) shot down by flak and crashed at Vroomshoop on 6/29/44 in B-17 Pride of Vhelhalis 42-37889

  • Elwyn Baptiste

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Vroomshoop on 6/29/44 in B-17 Pride of Vhelhalis #4237889 POW

  • Stuart Bouley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) Shot down by flak and crashed at Vroomshoop on 6/29/44 in B-17 Pride of Vhelhalis #4237889

  • Harold Chapman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) Shot down by flak and crashed at Vroomshoop on 6/29/44 in B-17 Pride of Vhelhalis #4237889

  • James Cook

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) shot down by flak and crashed at Vroomshoop on 6/29/44 in B-17 Pride of Vhelhalis #4237889 POW

  • John Dyson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Vroomshoop on 6/29/44 in B-17 'Pride of Vhelhalis' #42-37889, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Hansell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) shot down by flak and crashed at Vroomshoop on 6/29/44 in B-17 Pride of Vhelhalis #4237889 POW

  • Trammell Hollis

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Henry Hopwood

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag Luft 4 till 6 Feb. 45 Shot down by flak and crashed at Vroomshoop on 6/29/44 in B-17 Pride of Vhelhalis #4237889 Liberted by British in May 1945, Camp Lucky Stirke May 1945. New York via Sea, June 1945,Discharge Sept...

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Places

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Böhlen, Germany 29 June 1944
Crashed 7681 Vroomshoop, Netherlands 29 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2021 02:43:53 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Added the A/C nickname listed in the A/C Description.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 6741 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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