42-107058 White Angel

Delivered Tulsa 8/2/44; Gr Island 19/2/44; Grenier 29/2/44; force landed Gr Island with Rich Buttorff 8/3/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD- ] Grafton Underwood 24/4/44; 546BS [BK-C]; detailed Hannover 5/8/44 with Frank Mead, Co-pilot: Tom Daniel, Navigator: Jerry Bryson (3 Returned to Duty), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Joyce, Radio Operator: Alex Vennell, Ball turret gunner: John Treat, ng-Howard Dillon, Waist gunner: Harry Woods, Tail gunner: Vince Castiglione (6 Prisoner of War), they bailed out when hydraulic motor fire caused intense smoke in cockpit, rest in crew brought ship home;



Missing in Action Eisenbach 11/9/44 with Jim Chadwick, Co-pilot: Edgar Grantham, Bombardier: Bob Verbryka, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Virgil Brown, Radio Operator: Dave Liebmann, Ball turret gunner: Henry Schoonover, Waist gunner: Lou Marfield (7 Killed in Action); Navigator: Leslie White, Tail gunner: Ken Klumpp (2 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Zechau, S of Liepzig, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 8903. WHITE ANGEL.

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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
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: 39556825
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18170651
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/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: 13079688
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator / Mechanic
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-815555
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Places

Missions

  • Date: 11 September 1944
French civillians inspect a crashed B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-32086) nicknamed "You Never Know" of the 457th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '10/9/44 France.'
  • Date: 10 September 1944
  • Date: 9 September 1944
  • Date: 8 September 1944
  • Date: 3 September 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 5 August 1944

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 11 September 1944

Revisions

Date
Contributorjmoore43
Changes
Sources

Added a space in front of the words "Tail gunner" (2 places) in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date
ContributorAAM
Changes
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7885 / MACR 8903 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database