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42-37894

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 29/9/43; Gr Island 23/10/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-L] Horham 11/11/43; with C.E. Cyrik force landed RAF base, all OK 12/5/44; on return from mission, with engine out and other problems (42m) 10/6/44 with Vernon Sherwood, Co-pilot: Willis Homes, Navigator: Gerald Dubors, Bombardier: Dick Teeple, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Don Moore, Radio Operator: Carl Parks, Ball turret gunner: Ferdi Weaver, Waist gunner: Bill Ohl, Waist gunner: Socrates Troumpoles,Tail gunner: Larry Hereford (10 Returned to Duty); crash landed Bovingdon AF, UK, off the end of runway, through an orchard and several hedges, but no injuries; salvaged 12/6/44. PEGASUS IV.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Russell Allman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighter attacks on the return from a mission to Klein Machow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31299 'Junior' maintained formation until finally crashing NW of Beilen, Holland after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lawrence Hereford

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • John Janssen

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighter attacks on the return from a mission to Klein Machow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31299 'Junior' maintained formation until finally crashing NW of Beilen, Holland after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Garland Lloyd

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighter attacks on the return from a mission to Klein Machow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31299 'Junior' maintained formation until finally crashing NW of Beilen, Holland after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Joseph Medzihrasky

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shortened his last name to "Medzi" after the war.

  • Donald Moore

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group

  • William Ohl

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Carl Parks

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group

  • Ralph Rice

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighter attacks on the return from a mission to Klein Machow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31299 'Junior' maintained formation until finally crashing NW of Beilen, Holland after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Vernon Sherwood

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    SS/ DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

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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
Crashed 12 May 1944

Force landed RAF base, all OK 12/5/44. Pilot Lt C E Cyrik.

Crashed Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, UK 10 June 1944

On return from mission, with engine out and other problems 10/6/44. Crash landed Bovingdon AF, UK, off the end of runway, through an orchard and several hedges, but no injuries. (10 x RTD) Pilot Lt Vernon M Sherwood.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 December 2019 05:50:30 terveurn Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and markings
Sources

fixed the manufacture and block designation

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2015 20:19:59 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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