42-102565 The Ugly Duckling

Object Number - UPL 22167 - B-17G-55-BO #42-102565 "The Ugly Duckling" Code: 3O-M 398th BG - 601st BS

Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-M/H] Nuthampstead 27/4/44.
On mission of 30/8/44 with Bill McCartney, (8 Returned to Duty); Navigator: Darrell Argubright (KIA-bailed out over Baltic Sea when smoke started in fuselage, fire put out and ship came home to land RAF Langham, Nfk.; (68m)

Failed to return from Misburg 26/11/44 with Ben Rolfe, Co-pilot: Paul Doyle, Navigator: Vernon Anderson, Bombardier: Dick Rimmer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Price, Radio Operator: Frank Iaconis, Ball turret gunner: Jim Coulson, Waist gunner: Arthur Schmidt,Tail gunner: Tom Pozder (9 Killed in Action); flak, crashed into Ijsselmeer, near Zwolle, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 11147.
THE UGLY DUCKLING.

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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 601st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • 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 601st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 601st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 601st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

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Missions

  • Date: 30 August 1944
  • Date: 26 November 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to return

IJsselmeer, Netherlands 1944-11-26 Aircraft written off (damaged beyond repair) at Ijsslmeer, Netherlands.

Revisions

Date28 Jan 2015 12:46:56
Date28 Jan 2015 12:07:40
Sources

Associated mission from details given at http://www.airmen.dk

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:10
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11147 / MACR 8457 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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