42-29803 Flat Foot Floogie

A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-29803) nicknamed “Flat Foot Floogie” of the 305th Bomb Group.

Object Number - FRE 1140 - A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-29803) nicknamed “Flat Foot Floogie” of the 305th Bomb Group.

Delivered Denver 22/2/43; Gore 8/3/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-D] Alconbury 8/4/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; 4m, transferred 365BS/305BG [XK-Q/E] Chelveston 17/6/43 FLAT FOOT FLOOGIE; 534BS/381BG [GD-P] Ridgewell 11/9/43; 6m/381 Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Bernardo Yorba, Co-pilot: Gordon Childers, Navigator: Martin Dall, Bombardier: Wilbur Roberson, Radio Operator: Edgar Gracey, Tail gunner: Johnnie Johnson (6 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Gorgone, Ball turret gunner: Bob Boylan, Waist gunner: Ken Huitt, Waist gunner: Mike Feller (4 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft KO’d #3, and ship exploded, crashed Hausen, three miles E of Schweinfurt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1037.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Air base

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35292918
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-802250
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-673488
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12042502
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31083156
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer

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Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

Hausen, Germany 1943-10-14 - 1943-10-14 Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43. Cause - enemy aircraft KO’d #3, and ship exploded, crashed Hausen, three miles E of Schweinfurt, Germany. (6 x POW, 4 x KIA) Missing Air Crew Report MACR 1037.

Revisions

Date23 Nov 2022 02:58:25
Contributoracbernstein1
Sources

95th Bomb Group Memorials Foundation

Date19 May 2022 12:50:38
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1037 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date17 Jan 2020 20:05:58
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a space to the A/C “Description” for readability.

Date4 Dec 2017 06:55:22
ContributorARowe95
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ARowe95

Date4 Dec 2017 04:40:59
ContributorARowe95
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ARowe95

Date3 Dec 2015 11:27:42
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
www.fold3.com.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:23
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1037 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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