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42-37947

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 23/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 729th BS / 452nd BG ( Q ) RAF Deopham Green 4/1/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Bruce Davis, Co-pilot: Truman Manning, Navigator: Dave Foust, Bombardier: John Sundborg, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Arthur Mills, Radio Operator: Dick Jeffries, Ball turret gunner: Dick Sable, Waist gunner: Dewey Brawley, Waist gunner: Bill Woodruff,Tail gunner: Don Conniff (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Dachsberg, five miles NE of Aschaffenburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4816. PRINCESS PAT.

Service

Units

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 730th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Dewey Brawley

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #4237947. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Donald Conniff

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #4237947. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Bruce Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-37947, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • David Foust

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #4237947. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Richard Jefferies

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #4237947. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Truman Manning

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-37947, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Arthur Mills

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #4237947. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Richard Sable

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 730BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF. Sergeant Richard Vincent Sable was shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-37947 "Princess Pat". He was held as a Prisoner of War (POW) by the Germans. MACR 4816 ...

  • John Sundborg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #4237947. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Woodruff

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #4237947. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Places

  • Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 12 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 August 2017 19:52:07 CallyBoatwright452ndBGA Changes to nicknames
Sources

Carolyn 'Cally' Boatwright 452nd BGA

Date Contributor Update
03 April 2017 00:48:46 terveurn Changes to description
Sources

assigned individual squadron number

fixed entry

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4816 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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