42-102446 Little Chub

Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Gr Island 21/3/44; Presque Is 6/4/44; Langford Lodge 7/4/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-M] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; Missing in Action Oberpfaffenhofen 24/4/44 with Everett Bailey, Co-pilot: Jim Burry, Bombardier: Jesse Greenbaum, Ball turret gunner: Tony Melazzi, Waist gunner: Dick Sendlback, Tail gunner: Sid Pratt (6 Killed in Action); Navigator: Chas Wallach, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Newall, Radio Operator: Bill Silag, Waist gunner: Dick Hollingsworth (4 INT); flak damage then shot down by Swiss AF, crashed Lake Greifensee, Switz; Missing Air Crew Report 4347. (aircraft recovered from lake 29/8/53 with Burry’s body, then later scrapped.) LITTLE CHUB.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR) and Interned (INT)

Switzerland 1944-04-24

Revisions

Date21 Sep 2020 20:09:08
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:09
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4347 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database