42-102948 The Denver Bandit

Object Number - UPL 18894 - The Denver Bandit

Delivered Cheyenne 21/4/44; Kearney 2/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG [D] Glatton 23/5/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 28/9/44 with Keylon Clarke, Navigator: Walt Sundling, Bombardier: Bob Smith, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albt Griffith, Radio Operator: Bill Sethloff, Waist gunner: Dave Dooley,Tail gunner: Dick Anderson (7 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Bob Hovland, Ball turret gunner: Reed Simpson (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Buckau, E of Burg, near Magdeburg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 9775. THE DENVER BANDIT.

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Units served with

Unofficial emblem of the 457th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 749th Bomb Squadron 492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 749th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 751st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-808214
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: B17 Bomber Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 749th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 749th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

Places

The mission board of the 457th Bomb Group. Official caption printed on image: '(GM-299-2-457)(16/5/45)(Op's Board's).'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Connington

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 28 September 1944

Revisions

Date10 Nov 2015 01:40:55
Contributormseeber99
Sources

457th Bomb Group Association Web Site

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:13
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 9775 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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