42-29778 Green Fury

Object Number - UPL 22964 - Pilot-Alexander William Stewart of Seattle, CAVU Class 43-D, 42-29778 Nicknamed "Greenfury" when assigned to 96th BG 338th BS, (before 91st...

Delivered Denver 18/2/43; Salina 10/3/43; Smoky Hill 15/4/43; Dow Fd 18/4/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 25/4/43 GREEN FURY; transferred 322BS/91BG [LG-M] Bassingbourn 24/8/43; Missing in Action Anklam 9/10/43. Head-on attack by a Fw190 just before the I.P. (Initial Point). Number 3 engine caught fire and the aircraft left formation. Later, all 4 engines were seen starting to burn and to crash close to Neu Brandenburg, Germany, some 40km SW of the target at Anklam
Pilot Alexander W. Stewart; Radio Operator: Robert J. Smith; Ball turret gunner: William J. Keefer; Left Waist gunner: Durell Clayton; Right Waist gunner: Leonard A. Waldron; Tail gunner: Carl I. Chase Jr (6 Killed in Action). Co-pilot: Donald L. Strunk; Navigator: William H. Turcotte; Bombardier: James R. Brown; Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leo R. Severson (4 Prisoners of War). Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 897.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 96th 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 322nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-671275
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 322nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 322nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 322nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 322nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Neubrandenburg, Germany 1943-10-09

Revisions

Date26 Feb 2022 13:59:48
Contributorphil marchese
Sources

Removed redundancies at block field and added finish in Marking .

P. MARCHESE, FEB 26 2022

Date9 Aug 2015 08:57:03
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 897

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:23
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 897 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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