42-29559 Stupntakit

Object Number - UPL 50615 - Support Personnel in front of "Stupntakit" ( 42-29559) 323rd BS, 91st BG

Delivered Denver 4/1/43; Salina 13/1/43; Homestead 1/2/43; Morrison 6/2/43; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-Q] Bassingbourn 25/2/43; Missing in Action 13m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Pilot Charles A. Bennett; Co-Pilot Stanley A. Dahlman; Navigator Adrian T. Van Bemmel; Bombardier Maurice J. Sullivan; Flight engineer/top turret gunner Ford C. Cowherd; Right waist gunner/Assistant engineer Robert G. Gaynor; Radio Operator William J. Barrett; Ball Turret gunner/Assistant radio operator John F. Greager; Left Waist gunner Thomas J. Hunt; Tail Gunner Edward P. Troy. On return flight, was shot down by enemy aircraft. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 278. Stan Dahlman, Bill Barrett and Tom Hunt were killed; Maurice Sullivan, Bob Gaynor, John Greager were made prisoner (POW); Charles Bennett, Adrian Van Bemmel and Ford Cowherd were helped in their evasion by the Belgian Comet network. Van Bemmel was on his way to Spain when he was arrested, close to the Spanish border. Bennett and Cowherd also traveled through Belgium, France and Spain and reached Gibraltar from where they were flown back to England. See www.evasioncomete.be >>> search on 42-29559.

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33261416
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator / Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19040558 and O-729796
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot / Co-pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15068629
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17063087 and O-733617
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32351637
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Assistant Engineer / waist gunner

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Near Testelt, NE of Langdorp, Belgium 17 August 1943 Exploded in the air and crashed near the Mechelsebaan, Testelt, NE of Langdorp, Belgium

Revisions

Date7 May 2022 06:54:00
ContributorED-BB
Sources

Updated link to the page at www.evasioncomete.be

Date19 Apr 2015 15:09:11
ContributorED-BB
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records
MACR 278

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:22
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 278 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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