42-29724 Little Minnie

Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/43; Pueblo 19/2/43; Salina 24/2/43; Brookley 19/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-B] Bassingbourn 20/4/43; Earls Colne 12/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43;

Transferred 327BS/92BG [UX-K] Alconbury 3/8/43;

Transferred 524BS/379BG [WA-H] Kimbolton 4/9/43; then 526BS [LF-H]; Missing in Action Osnabruck 22/12/43 with Ed Mueller, Co-pilot: Carl Helton, Navigator: Pascal Lynott, Bombardier: Turley Bird, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Emery, Radio Operator: Jesse Hembree, Ball turret gunner: Joe Kampf, Waist gunner: Ransom Jacobs, Waist gunner: Herman Thomas,Tail gunner: Bob Blankenship (10 Killed in Action); ditched North Sea, near Frisian Island. Missing Air Crew Report 1718. LITTLE MINNIE.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 379th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 526th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-682539 and 12075050 on enlisting
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 524th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14072113
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 526th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20346022 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Squadron Assistant Operations
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 526th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-733274
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 524th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34352794
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW)

English Channel 1943-12-22

Revisions

Date12 Aug 2016 12:06:24
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Added connections from information in biography field.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:23
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1718 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database