42-107176 The Uninvited Missionaires / The Missionaires

Object Number - UPL 35503 - B17G serial 42-107176 "The Missionaires"

Delivered Tulsa 14/3/44; Kearney 2/4/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-C] Framlingham 10/4/44; Missing in Action Mannheim 21/1/45 with Bill Spragins, Bill Brandt, Junius Yount, John Molans, Ed Sawyer, George Heginbotham, Carl DuBose, Jeremiah Withers, John Lesac (9 Killed in Action); feathered engine on assembly and crashed Channel. Missing Air Crew Report 11801. THE UNINVITED MISSIONAIRES.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 390th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Engineer/Top Turret
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-2063969
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Bombardier/Togglier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13180006
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35801261
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Places

Missions

  • Date: 21 January 1945

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Tulsa AAF, OK 14 March 1944 Delivered Tulsa AAF 14-Mar-44.

Assigned

Framlingham, UK 10 April 1944 Assigned to 568BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed

North Sea 21 January 1945 Failed to Return (FTR) Mannheim 21-Jan-45 with Spragins crew; crashed into North Sea 9 x KIA MACR 11801

Manufactured

Long Beach, CA Built at Douglas.

Revisions

Date28 Mar 2020 16:48:56
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date17 Oct 2018 11:40:54
ContributorEmily
Sources

Incorporated information added by user Sarajanefrom duplicate record

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:16
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11801 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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