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


  • 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




Event Location Date Description


Cheyenne, WY 26 January 1943


Force Landed

Lychett Minster, UK 7 April 1943


Grafton Underwood Airfield, UK 27 June 1943 384BG 544BS


Force Landed

Deanland, UK 6 September 1943 Low on fuel returning from mission


Force Landed

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


Force Landed

RAF Thorney Island 31 December 1943 Completed mission. Low on fuel


Force Landed

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


Little Staughton Airfield, UK 4 April 1944 2BAD


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