42-102606 Curley's Kids

Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Kearney 2/4/44; Dow Fd 14/2/44; Assigned 550BS/385BG [SG-K] Gt Ashfield 20/4/44; Missing in Action Munich 12/7/44 with Bob McDonald, Co-pilot: Steve Ryan, Navigator: Bill Henry, Bombardier: Francis Chrisman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Brown, Radio Operator: Russell Hale, Ball turret gunner: Walt Barosh, Waist gunner: Pete Hofferman,Tail gunner: Pete Linton (9 Killed in Action); Waist gunner: Larry Atiyah (Prisoner of War); mid air coll with 42-31917 (385BG), crashed Wolwelange, Belg. Missing Air Crew Report 7489. CURLEY’S KIDS.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 385th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 550th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32860116
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 550th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 550th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 550th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 550th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Places

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Off Spring
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 551st Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

France 1944-07-12

Revisions

Date21 Sep 2016 22:39:17
Contributorhermanns
Sources

385th BG website

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:10
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7489 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database