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42-38151

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 29/12/43; Kearney 12/1/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-L] Horham 6/2/44; 4m, severe battle damaged Berlin 16/3/44 with Dave Norred, Co-pilot: Harry Olsen, Navigator: Ellsworth Van Fleet, Bombardier: Frank Balestrine, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Francis Okula, Radio Operator: Gene Devan, Ball turret gunner: Fred Definis, Waist gunner: Theo Tyrell, Waist gunner: Delmar Treptow,Tail gunner: Lou Balog (10 Prisoner of War); crash landed Leipheim, near Grossorheim, seven miles SE of Nordlingen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3230.

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

  • Frank Balestrine

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed SE of Nordlingen, GR on a mission to Augsburg, GR on 16 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-38151. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Louie Balog

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed SE of Nordlingen, GR on a mission to Augsburg, GR on 16 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-38151. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Bate

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    After fighter attacks set fire to the left wing on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-38024 crashed near Oldenburg, GR after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Bovenzi

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group

  • Francis Boyle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    After fighter attacks set fire to the left wing on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-38024 crashed near Oldenburg, GR after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Frederick Definis

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed SE of Nordlingen, GR on a mission to Augsburg, GR on 16 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-38151. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Eugene Devan

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed SE of Nordlingen, GR on a mission to Augsburg, GR on 16 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-38151. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Stephen Dobish

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    After fighter attacks set fire to the left wing on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-38024 crashed near Oldenburg, GR after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Ellsworkth Fleet

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group

  • David Norred

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed SE of Nordlingen, GR on a mission to Augsburg, GR on 16 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-38151. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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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) Germany 16 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3230 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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