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42-6092

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Long Beach 20/7/43; Cheyenne 22/7/43; Dyersburg 1/9/43; 4100 BU Patterson 3/8/44; 326 BU MacDill 29/10/44; 327 BU Drew 18/5/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 18/12/45.

Service

People

  • Leon Berger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Radio Operator SSgt Leon Berger was Killed in Action flying his fourth and final mission to the synthetic rubber plant located at Hulls Germany on June 22, 1943. Enemy aircraft attacked the formation at approximately 09:15AM just prior to their...

  • Earl Boies

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Top Turret Gunner/Engineer Technical Sgt Earl J Boies was Killed In Action flying his fourth and final mission to the synthetic rubber plant located at Hulls Germany on June 22, 1943. ...

  • Erskine Dollarhide

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Capt. Erskine Dollarhide Jr was Killed In Action flying his third and final mission to the synthetic rubber plant located at Huls Germany on June 22, 1943. As part of a composite strike force of the 525thBS/379th BG (H) & 303rd BG (H) Dollarhide led...

  • Lloyd Donelson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    SSgt Lloyd Donelson (LT Waist) Survived his final mission to the synthetic rubber plant located at Hulls Germany on June 22, 1943. After enemy aircraft attacked his B17F 42-29946 with 20 mm cannon fire he was able to move from the waist to the nose of...

  • Nathan Egnor

    Civilian | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    2nd Lt Nathan Egnor Navigator was Killed In Action flying his fourth and final mission to the synthetic rubber plant located at Hulls Germany on June 22, 1943. Enemy aircraft attacked the formation at approximately 09:15AM just prior to their reaching...

  • Gerald Erdahl

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    SSgt Gerald Erdahl (RT Waist) Survived his final mission to the synthetic rubber plant located at Hulls Germany on June 22, 1943. Enemy aircraft attacked the formation at approximately 09:15AM just prior to their reaching the IP of their bomb run. His...

  • Henry Hoehn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    SSgt Henry L Hoehn (Ball Turret) Survived his final mission to the synthetic rubber plant located at Hulls Germany on June 22, 1943. Enemy aircraft attacked the formation at approximately 09:15AM just prior to their reaching the IP of their bomb run....

  • James McLaughlin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Tail Gunner SSgt James F McLaughlin was killed in action flying his fourth and final mission to the synthetic rubber plant located at Huls Germany on June 22, 1943. ...

  • Walter Nachtwey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    2nd Lt Walter J Nachtwey Co Pilot Survived his final mission to the synthetic rubber plant located at Hulls Germany on June 22, 1943. Enemy aircraft attacked the formation at approximately 09:15AM just prior to their reaching the IP of their bomb run....

  • Frank Wacha

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    2nd Lt Frank W Wacha Jr Bombardier was Killed In Action flying his fourth and final mission to the synthetic rubber plant located at Hulls Germany on June 22, 1943. Enemy aircraft attacked the formation at approximately 09:15AM just prior to their...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 65

    22 June 1943
    The German rubber industry (Chemische Werke Hüls AG) at Marl (district Hüls-Nord), Germany, is the primary objective of this mission and is assigned to the Bomb Groups with the most expericence. Also the industrial area of Antwerp, Belgium is assigned...

Places

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2020 14:45:31 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

Associated people.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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