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Delivered Tulsa 14/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Grenier 4/4/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-F] Framlingham 8/4/44; Missing in Action Friedrichshafen 24/4/44 with Ernie Newell, Co-pilot: Bill Pflug, Navigator: Jim Eppenberger, tog-T/Sgt Jack Chapman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Badcock, Radio Operator: Henry Kistner, Ball turret gunner: Okey Winter, Waist gunner: Owen Callahan, Waist gunner: Chester Sowers, Tail gunner: Francis Docker (10 Killed in Action); flak hit knocked off part of wing, which was on fire along with bomb bay. Aircraft exploded and crashed Kluftern, three miles W of Friedrichshafen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4291.

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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 569th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 569th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 569th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Bombardier; Togglier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 569th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 569th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 24 April 1944

Revisions

Date21 Mar 2021 20:16:11
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

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

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:16
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4291 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database