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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 11/11/43; Gr Island 3/12/43; Presque Is 14/12/43; Nutts Corner N.I., 20/12/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-Q] Rougham 21/12/43; Missing in Action Munich 31/7/44 with John Ellis, Co-pilot: Ralph Campbell, Navigator: George Cross, Bombardier: Heber Smith, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Rich Ganter, Radio Operator: Rich Moore, Ball turret gunner: Jean De War, Waist gunner: Joe Collins, Tail gunner: Herbert Flowers (9 Returned to Duty); flak, ditched just short of UK coast, picked up OK by ASR. HELLO MR MAIER.



  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb 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...

  • 332nd Bomb Squadron

    332nd Bomb Squadron

    Part of 94th Bomb Group.


  • Frank Adimando

    Military | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group

  • Ralph Andrews

    Military | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group

  • Ralph Campbell

    Military | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group

  • Robert Claud

    Military | Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group

  • Joe Collins

    Military | Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group

  • George Cross

    Military | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group

  • John Ellis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 332BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Damaged by flak and ditched in channel on 31-Jul-44; A/C was B-17 42-38007 'Hello Mr Maier'. BG records indicate picked up. RTD Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Louis Fedor

    Military | Tail Turret Gunner/Engineer | 94th Bomb Group

  • Herbert Flowers

    Military | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group

  • Hershel Fogelman

    Military | Gunner | 94th Bomb Group

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  • 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


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Date Contributor Update
30 June 2021 21:07:28 jmoore43 Changes to description

Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2015 16:17:24 usxpat Changes to nicknames, unit associations, place associations and media associations

Rougham Control Tower memorial plaques
Facebook Group: 94th Bomb Group magazine

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:47 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log