41-24397 Phyllis

Object Number - UPL 36745 - 41-24397 Phyllis after her crash Landing at what is now the Modern day Gatwick Airport

Assigned 352BS/301BG Westover 8/7/42; Chelveston 9/8/42; detailed mission to Meaulte, Fr 2/10/42; crash landed RAF Gatwick 2/10/42 with 1Lt. Charles W. Paine, Jr. Co-pilot: 1Lt Robert H. Long, Navigator: 2Lt John A. Thomson, Bombardier: 2Lt Stanley A. Komarik, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: H.M. Peterson Wounded in Action, Radio Operator: SSgt Walter G. Parcells, Ball turret gunner: Sgt A.N. Bouthillier, Waist gunner: Sgt Tom J. Coburn, Jr. Wounded in Action, Waist gunner: SSgt T.L.Sheeder, Tail gunner: SSgt B.T. Taucher Wounded in Action. Salvaged battle damaged. Nose cut off to release injured crewmen; 16 cannon holes, over 300 bullet holes plus flak damage. PHYLLIS.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 301st Bomb Group 325th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11043898
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 301st Bomb Group 325th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13008410
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 301st Bomb Group 325th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-?
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 301st Bomb Group 325th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 301st Bomb Group 325th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14028454 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

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Missions

  • Date: 2 October 1942
  • Official Description: Avions Potez aircraft factory at Meaulte is bombed by 30 B-17’s. A small group attacks Saint— Omer/Longuenesse A/F. Some 400 ftr escorts provide cover which is frequently penetrated by German ftrs. The B-17’s show remarkable defensive strength.

Revisions

Date23 Oct 2014 16:24:35
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 23-Oct-2014 "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:02
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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