41-24481 Hell's Angels

Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-M] Bangor 2/9/42; Bassingbourn 26/9/42; Missing in Action 10+m Kiel 14/5/43 with Bill Broley, Co-pilot: Albert Davies, Navigator: Armando Ambalagi, Bombardier: Joe Darmiento, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Clyne, Radio Operator: Lowell Dawson, Ball turret gunner: Ed Jones, Waist gunner: Ed Casparriello, Waist gunner: Ken Donovan,Tail gunner: Ken Greer (10 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft in heavy attack, KO’d #2 and rudder damaged, headed home but ditched North Sea, near Amrum Is. (Frisians), no trace of crew. Missing Air Crew Report 15498. HELL'S ANGELS.

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 322nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 730763
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 322nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-470766 (14044069 on enlistment)
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 322nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 791278
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 322nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-728170
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 322nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13050003
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

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Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW)

North Sea 1943-05-14 On 14 May 1943 at 12.30 hours a B-17 was last seen west of the island of Amrum after a bombing raid on Kiel. Then one of its four engines had stopped, and a large hole in the rudder was noticed. The plane must have crashed into the North Sea. All of the crew perished. A/A Fire: Moderate and inaccurate. Enemy Opposition: 50 FW190s and Me109s attacked at 1146 and continued until 1234 hours

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Date21 Jan 2015 12:10:44
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Associated Mission details, and Biography update. Source : http://www.airmen.dk/usplanes.htm

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:02
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 15498 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database