42-102544 Sack Time

media-19178.jpeg UPL 19178 B-17 42-102544 427th BS, 303rd BG GN-K 'Sack Time', 110 missions, lost on mission to Dresden 17th April 45.

Object Number - UPL 19178 - B-17 42-102544 427th BS, 303rd BG GN-K 'Sack Time', 110 missions, lost on mission to Dresden 17th April 45.

Delivered Cheyenne 12/3/44; Gr Island 7/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-K] Molesworth 12/5/44, 360BS [PU-K]; Missing in Action Dresden 110m 17/4/45 with Blaine Thomas, Max Bartholomew, Joe Bananno, Harry Haynes, Walter Smith, Luis Contreras (6 Prisoner of War); Ed Eschinger, Melvin Carlson (2 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Dresden; Missing Air Crew Report 14168. SACK TIME.

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 303rd Bomb Group approved 7 November 1942.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17152344 / O-92990
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot / Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-134535
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37277918
  • Highest Rank: Corporal
  • Role/Job: Mechanic
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13144320 / O-928391
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37583525
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Places

Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Cheyenne AAF, WY 12 March 1944 Delivered Cheyenne AAF 12-Mar-44.

Assigned

Molesworth UK 12 May 1944 Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed

Dresden, Germany 17 April 1945 Failed to Return (FTR) Dresden 17-Apr-45; hit by flak north of Brux, 1 x engine smoking, carried on to target, crashed Dresden; 6 x POW, 3 x KIA MACR 14168.

Manufactured

Long Beach, CA Built at Boeing.

Assigned

Molesworth UK Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

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Changes
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 14168 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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