42-29524 Meat hound

A B-17 Flying Fortress (RD-D, serial number 42-29524) nicknamed "Meat Hound" of the 423rd Bomb Squadron, 306th Bomb Group.

Object Number - FRE 1173 - A B-17 Flying Fortress (RD-D, serial number 42-29524) nicknamed "Meat Hound" of the 423rd Bomb Squadron, 306th Bomb Group.

Delivered Denver 31/12/42; Salina 7/1/43; Morrison 2/12/43; Homestead 14/2/43; Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-D] Thurleigh 2/3/43; transferred 358BS/303BG [VK-K] Molesworth 30/7/43; 25m Missing in Action Oschersleben 26/1/44 with Jack Watson (RTD-alone), Navigator: John Leverton, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sam Rowland, Waist gunner: Gene Stewart, Tail gunner: Roman Kosinski (4 Prisoner of War), Bombardier: Vance Colvin, Radio Operator: Harry Romaine, Ball turret gunner: Fred Booth, Waist gunner: Bill Fussner (4 KIA, all drowned in the Ijsselmeer), Co-pilot: Clayton David (evaded capture); hit by enemy aircraft over Durgerdam, crew bailed over Ijsselmeer, Hol. Pilot brought ship home to crash land at Metfield, Sfk, UK. Missing Air Crew Report 4269. MEAT HOUND.

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 303rd Bomb Group approved 7 November 1942.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15340445
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-679370
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-682818
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32617975
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11104177
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

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Crash landing

Metfield, Harleston IP20 0LH, UK 1944-01-26 Oschersleben 26-Jan-44 hit by enemy aircraft over Durgerdam, crew bailed over Ijsselmeer, Holland Pilot brought ship home to crash land at Metfield, Suffolk 1 x RTD, 1 x EVD, 4 x POW, 4 x KIA. MACR 4269.

Manufactured

Seattle, WA, USA Built at Boeing.

Delivered

18500 E 6th Ave, Aurora, CO 80011, USA 1942-12-31 Delivered Denver AAF 31-Dec-42.

Assigned

Thurleigh, Bedford MK44, UK 1943-03-02 Assigned 423BS, 306BG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned

Molesworth, Huntingdon PE28 0QD, UK 1943-07-30 Transferred 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date17 May 2022 19:01:35
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date1 Jul 2021 19:51:48
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added punctuation to the A/C “Description” to aid readability.

Date26 Oct 2020 17:29:14
Contributorjmoore43
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Added the A/C nickname listed in the A/C “Description” section.
Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date13 Mar 2018 15:23:19
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date13 Mar 2018 15:22:29
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date14 Mar 2016 18:19:18
ContributorMags
Sources

303rd BG Web Page

Date14 Mar 2016 18:17:41
ContributorMags
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303rd BG Web Page

Date22 Oct 2015 03:33:19
ContributorTanks
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AAM Photo

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:22
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4269 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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