41-9032 My Gal Sal

media-56432.jpeg UPL 56432 B-17 41-9032 'My Gal Sal' force landed in Greenland

Object Number - UPL 56432 - B-17 41-9032 'My Gal Sal' force landed in Greenland

Assigned 414BS/97BG Presque Is; from Goose Bay, force landed Bluie West One, Greenland en route UK 26/6/42, with 2Lt.Ralph H.Stinson, pilot; 2Lt. Wilson N. McGough, co-pilot; 2Lt Leo O. Frazier, navigator; 2Lt Donald R. Bone, bombardier, , SSgt Tomas K. Laskowski, radio operator; Sgt Wayne S. Heckendorn, assistant radio operator; SSgt Steven K. Breining, tail-gunner; Sgt Harvey Gordon, ball-turret gunner; Cpl Carl C. Bauman, flight engineer; TSgt John R. Patrick, ground crew chief. Passengers: Capt Wendell Freeman, TSgt Kenneth Bright, Sgt Charles Chapman. 10 Returned to Duty; Salvaged. MY GAL SAL. Remains were brought out in 1995, to USC, Cincinnati, Ohio, for a static restoration. Formerly at Ultimate Sacrifice Memorial, Blue Ash Airport, Cincinnati. On 1-Jan-2017, on static display at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, LA. MY GAL SAL.

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Units served with

Ground personnel of the 97th Bomb Group reservice a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-9023) nicknamed "Yankee Doodle", following the raid on Rouen. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 18 Aug 1942.' [stamp], 'Air=SER (Boeing).' [written annotation] and '216112.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'U.S FLYING FORTRESSES RAID ROUEN IN DAYLIGHT. Associated Press Photo Shows: No sooner had one of the huge Fortresses landed after the raid than ground crew im
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 342nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 6814915
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 342nd Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 342nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Corporal
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 342nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 342nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

26 June 1942

Assigned

Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

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Contributorfeigenblatt
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Changed squadron assignment which incorrectly listed the 414th Bomb Squadron. Aircraft and crew were assigned to the 342nd Bomb Squadron. Evidenced by multiple sources including copies of orders.

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ContributorAl_Skiff
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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Contributorfeigenblatt
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Corrected crew ranks (at time of crash), name misspellings, missing names and crew positions. Various historical documents including National Archive records and rescue reports.

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ContributorAl_Skiff
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log
https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/b17/41-9032-my-gal-sal/

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Contributorfeigenblatt
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Documented crew member of My Gal Sal.

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Contributorbroose
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01Jan17 location added to Biography based on personal visit to stated location (and supported by added photograph).

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ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 17-Oct-2014 crew names corrected, "Losses of the 8th and 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop and John A Hey MBE.

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ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 17-Oct-2014, "Losses of the 8th and 9th Air Forces", Stan Bishop and John A Hey MBE.

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ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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