42-107057 Spirit of 96

media-13815.jpeg UPL 13815 42-107057 BK-T, SPIRIT OF 96, 546th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group. Shot down on mission #647, 25 September 1944.

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Object Number - UPL 13815 - 42-107057 BK-T, SPIRIT OF 96, 546th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group. Shot down on mission #647, 25 September 1944.

Delivered Tulsa 8/2/44; Gr Island 19/2/44; Presque Is 5/3/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-T] Grafton Underwood 11/4/44; Missing in Action Frankfurt 25/9/44 with Noel Plowman, Co-pilot: Larry Ferguson, Navigator: Ed Cheresnik, Bombardier: Carl Hart, Radio Operator: Gordon Maxa (5 Killed in Action); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Cameron, Ball turret gunner: Armando Oliva, Waist gunner: Frank Anderson, Tail gunner: Ken Lentz (4 Prisoner of War); flak KO’d tail of plane just after bombs away, crashed Bad Soden, W of Frankfurt, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 9414. SPIRIT OF '96.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35727131
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Aerial Gunner/Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 42015118
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
The insignia of the 546th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13079688
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator / Mechanic
The insignia of the 546th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17090209
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
The insignia of the 546th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-757870
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator / Bombardier

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Presque Isle Army Airfield : Presque Isle Air Force Base : Presque Isle International Airport : PIAAF

Missions

  • Date: 25 September 1944
  • Date: 21 September 1944
  • Date: 19 September 1944
  • Date: 17 September 1944
  • Date: 11 September 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 25 September 1944

Revisions

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Contributorjmoore43
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Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid readability.

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Contributorghichens
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Greg Hichens

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Contributorbombercommand
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384thbombgroup.com

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ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 9414 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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