42-29651 Stella

Object Number - UPL 28317

Delivered Cheyenne 26/1/43; Salina 9/2/43; Brookley 3/3/43; Morrison 9/3/43; Assigned Harris Prov. Gp, en route from Marrakech to St Eval, Cornwall, UK 7/4/43 force landed Lytchett Minster, near Poole, Dorset, low on gas with Talmadge Wilson, Co-pilot: M.Berg, Navigator: Granville Williams, Bombardier: Bob Sherwin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: T.R. Cetnarowski, Radio Operator: A.H. Schatz, pass: E.J.Bayer, Art Burns, C.E. Vondrachek, M.A. LaSota, C.Silver, Lt L.R. Kisamore (12 Returned to Duty); aircraft stripped to lighten and flew out OK; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-G] Grafton Underwood 27/6/43; then [SU-K/G]; transferred 2 Base Air Depot, Lt Staughton 4/4/44; Returned to the USA 5/6/44; Tinker 3/7/44; Homestead 8/7/44; Patterson 15/2/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 17/8/45. STELLA MARIS.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 401st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36297122
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Places

Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Cheyenne, WY 1943-01-26

Other

Force Landed

Lychett Minster, UK 1943-04-07

Manufactured

Grafton Underwood Airfield, UK 1943-06-27 384BG 544BS

Other

Force Landed

Deanland, UK 1943-09-06 Low on fuel returning from mission

Other

Force Landed

Great Ashfield Airfield, UK 1943-10-14 Runaway supercharger on #2 engine. Jettisoned bombs.

Other

Force Landed

RAF Thorney Island 1943-12-31 Completed mission. Low on fuel

Other

Force Landed

Metfield Airfield, UK 1944-02-21 Technical problem caused turnback. Bombed TOA.

Assigned

Little Staughton Airfield, UK 1944-04-04 2BAD

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:23
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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