42-102452

Object Number - UPL 25993 - B-17G 42-102452

Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Grenier 5/4/44; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-R] Snetterton 7/4/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Herb Moore, Co-pilot: Bill Giesse, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Stan Draginis, Radio Operator: Don Cassell, Ball turret gunner: Theo Martz, Waist gunner: Elton Needham, Waist gunner: Willard Miller, Tail gunner: Bill Medill (8 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Irving Saex, Bombardier: Ed McGlasson (2 Killed in Action); mid air collision with #42-97382, crashed near Wehrheim, 12 miles N of Frankfurt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4862.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 96th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 337th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Private
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 337th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 337th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 337th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Private
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 337th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-700108
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 12 May 1944

Revisions

Date3 Nov 2020 19:42:58
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

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

Date29 May 2020 07:12:40
ContributorkstrykerAK
Sources

Snetterton Falcons II: The 96th Bomb Group in World War II by Robert E Doherty & Geoffrey Ward, Second Edition with Errata & Supplemental Information, Taylor Publishing, 1996. pages 141, 148, 293

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:09
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4862 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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