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Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Dow Fd 19/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-Z] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; transferred 602BS [K8-Z]; (17m) Missing in Action Toulouse 25/6/44 with John Godwin, Co-pilot: Bill Freeman, Bombardier: Ed Seward, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Merrill Butikofer, Radio Operator: John Wilson, Ball turret gunner: Herb Brooks, Waist gunner: Chester Isdahl,Tail gunner: Frank Jenkins (8 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Harry Gnesin (KIA-chute failed); flak, crashed Comebarrion, six miles NW Toulouse, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 6220.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 398th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 602nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39209586
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 601st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 601st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 601st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 602nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

France 1944-06-25

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:09
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 6220 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database