Delivered Cheyenne 10/4/44; Hunter 27/4/44; Dow Fd 11/5/44; Assigned 840BS/483BG Sterparone 10/5/44; Missing in Action Odertal 18/12/44 with Arthur Dunn, Fite, Gonzales {Wounded in Action}, Eichenberg {Wounded in Action}, Radar {Wounded in Action}, Boone, Cruz, Belyea, McDonald, Kennedy (RTD 21/12/44, except Eichenberg – 1/45; enemy aircraft, crash landed Biograd, Yugo; JOANNE.


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Seen through a 433rd Bomb Group B-17 Flying Fortress' strike camera, a 816th Bomb Squadron B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-5786) nicknamed "Whizzer II" goes down over Nis in Yugoslavia on the 15th of April 1944 in a gout of flame after taking a direct flak hit. There were no survivors. Official caption on image: "(483BG:4M3:2VI) (4:15:1208) (24:21300) ([south-west arrow] 140 [degrees]) (Nis M/Y Yugo) (Ship 111 816 Sq)." Handwritten caption on reverse: '15/4/44. 483BG, 15AF. Nis, Yugoslavia. 42-5786
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment



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