42-102597 Stinker

Object Number - UPL 39216 - 398th Bomb Group. B-17 "Stinker". Either: 42-102597 K8-V or 42-102579 N7-C.

Delivered Cheyenne 17/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; slated 303BG, Assigned 602BS/398BG [K8-V] Nuthampstead 3/5/44; (41m) Missing in Action Brux 12/9/44 with Jim Fields, Navigator: Goodrich White, Bombardier: Billy Gonser, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Mullendore, Radio Operator: Dick Goodman, Ball turret gunner: Jim Somers, Waist gunner: Marvin Leach, Tail gunner: George Van Luven (8 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Lyman Cranston (RTD- picked up by Swedish boat, interned then returned UK); damaged by flak then Me109, and headed for Sweden, crashed in sea just off Trelleborg, Sweden; Missing Air Crew Report 8917 [?8916]. STINKER.

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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
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 602nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 602nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-756972
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 602nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 602nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

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Revisions

Date3 Jan 2018 13:53:48
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Corrected spelling of FE/TTG's surname from 'Mullendorf' to 'Ed Mullendore':
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/144736909/edward-l-mullendore

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:10
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 8907 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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