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Delivered Denver 2/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-V] Nuthampstead 4/5/44; (4m) Missing in Action Berlin 24/5/44 with John Ingram, Co-pilot: John Rose, Bombardier: Norman Bergen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Luther Willis, Radio Operator: Don Christensen, Waist gunner: Uvaldo Morales,Tail gunner: Tom Kelley (7 Killed in Action); Navigator: Bill Hoffman, Ball turret gunner: Frank Gnasdowski, Waist gunner: Joe Andrews (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Biesenthal, nine miles SW of Eberswalde, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 5253.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 398th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 601st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 601st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 601st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 601st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 601st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 1944-05-24

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:15
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 5253 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database