42-107204 Stand By Goin My Way

Object Number - UPL 19485 - Flying Fortress B-17F 42-107204 'Stand By' 335th BS, 95th BG, 8AF USAAF.

Delivered Tulsa 20/3/44; Kearney 2/4/44; Grenier 21/4/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-B] Horham 22/4/44 STAND BY; 335BS [OE-B]; with W.C. Shaw force landed Thorpe Abbotts afb 16/12/44; 87m, battle damaged Leipzig 6/4/45 with Bob Davis, Co-pilot: Larry Morgan, Navigator: John Coalson, Bombardier: Fred Gunnard, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Archie Stice, Radio Operator: Albt Fascenelli, Ball turret gunner: Dale Kennedy, Waist gunner: Bill Ballou, Tail gunner: Jake Brooks (9 Killed in Action); crashed Foret de Solgars, south of Brussels, Belgium; Missing Air Crew Report ?; Salvaged 8/4/45; GOIN' MY WAY.

Flown by the Judy crew to Ruhland on the 17th of March 1945

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39929579
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12032171
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-2076553
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer

Places

Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Thorpe Abbotts, Diss, Norfolk IP21, UK 16 December 1944 Force landed Thorpe Abbotts AFB 16/12/44. Pilot Lt William C Shaw.

Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

Brussels, Belgium 6 April 1945 - 6 April 1945 Battle damaged Leipzig 6/4/45. Crashed Foret de Solgars, south of Brussels, Belgium; Missing Air Crew ? (9 x KIA).

Revisions

Date18 May 2022 12:33:58
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date6 Jun 2021 00:08:51
Contributorjpnoe72
Sources

Mission to Zeitz, Germany. First flight back for Navigator Jack Noe following 3 Mar mission which resulted in loss of Paisano. Lt Manuel Rey pilot.

Date24 Jan 2021 20:34:40
ContributorRayWells
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added connections

Date24 Jan 2021 20:23:05
ContributorRayWells
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added connections

Date6 May 2020 02:28:35
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date14 Dec 2015 17:20:07
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:16
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 15598 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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