42-107092 Freckles, Umbriago

Object Number - UPL 52710 - AC # 42-107092, 'Freckles', 'Umbriago', 615th BS, 401st BG

Delivered Tulsa 17/2/44; Kearney 22/2/44; Grenier 6/3/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 13/3/44; transferred 615BS/401BG [IY-E] Deenethorpe 23/3/44 FRECKLES!; Missing in Action Munich 31/7/44 with Jay Ossiander, Co-pilot: Roy Cooper, Navigator: Dominick Manolio, tog-Don Rouse, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Penrose Reagan, Radio Operator: Walt Dengler, Ball turret gunner: Ancil Anderson, Waist gunner: George Clarke,Tail gunner: Tom Higdon (9INT); flak, #2 & #3 both feathered, force landed Dubendorf, Switz; Missing Air Crew Report 7825. UMBRIAGO!

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 06966455
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14182638
  • Highest Rank: Chief Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Places

Missions

  • Date: 20 April 1944
  • Date: 24 April 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 1944-07-31

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:15
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7825 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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