42-102908 Silver Streak

96BS/2BG Amendola B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak UPL 72594 UPL 72594 B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak Flies in formation with 96th Bomb Squadron 2nd Bomb Group

Original 2nd Bomb Group Photograph taken on bombing mission.

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Object Number - UPL 72594 - B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak Flies in formation with 96th Bomb Squadron 2nd Bomb Group

Delivered Cheyenne 17/4/44; Hunter 28/4/44; Grenier 15/5/44; Assigned 96BS/2BG Amendola 23/5/44; Missing in Action {33m} Oswiecim, Pol 20/8/44 with Bob Lambert{broke ankle as ‘chute landed}, Co-pilot: Don Facer, Navigator: Ken Erickson{Wounded in Action}, Bombardier: Tom Wilson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Lang, Radio Operator: Bob Larsen, Ball turret gunner: Jim Kirk, Waist gunner: Ray Flood, Waist gunner: Chas Robinson,Tail gunner: Joe Nargiso (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft ko’d #2, crashed Balassog, Hungary; Missing Air Crew Report 11699. SILVER STREAK.

 

On 20 August 1944, Lambert's crew flew their final B-17G mission. Directly after their bombs fell on the Synthetic Oil and Rubber Works in Oswiecim, Poland, Lambert's B-17G, nicknamed "Silver Streak," took extensive flak to its #2 engine. Slipping out of formation, three German Focke-Wulf 190 fighters attacked, shooting out their #3 engine and inflicting severe damage to the flight controls. All ten men bailed out over Hungary and were instantly surrounded by angry farmers with pitchforks and axes.

 

              Serial         Name        Date   MSN         Pilot         SQD

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440527 208 Parker, Richard J 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440529 209 Chadwick, George H 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440602 210 Hillhouse, Charles H 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440606 211 Hillhouse, Charles H 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440611 212 Hillhouse, Charles H 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440613 213 O'Brien, Robert R 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440614 214 Norton, Rolland G 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440616 215 Sebian, Aloysius M 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440622 216 Thigpin, Oliver O 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440623 217 Schlegel, Charles J 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440625 218 Norton, Rolland G 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440626 219 Shuman, Clarence I 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440627 220 Sebian, Aloysius M 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440702 222 Norton, Rolland G 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440704 224 Lambert, Robert N 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440705 225 Shuman, Clarence I 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440706 226 Norton, Rolland G 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440707 227 Schlegel, Charles J 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440708 228 Shuman, Clarence I 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440709 229 Schlegel, Charles J 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440713 230 Doyle, Robert D 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440713 230 Jordon, Lawrence R 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440714 231 Shade, Carl H 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440803 245 Watlock, William 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440807 247 Lambert, Robert N 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440809 248 Wallet, Henry J 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440812 249 Farrar, Aubrey O 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440813 250 Lambert, Robert N 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440814 251 Thigpin, Oliver O 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440815 252 Lambert, Robert N 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440816 253 Murray, Virgil F 96  

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440818 254 Brasfield, Lester B 96 

B-17G 2102908 Silver Streak 440820 255 Lambert, Robert N 96  

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17144914 / O-713153
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Squadron 2nd Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 16160425 / O-819987
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38143475
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant (RAF)
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Squadron 2nd Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 36580344
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Squadron 2nd Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: O-816328
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Grenier Army Airfield : Manchester Airport : Manchester Army Airbase : Grenier Air Force Base

Events

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Crashed

20 August 1944

Crashed

20 August 1944

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Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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