42-29807 Lady liberty; Patsy Ann I

A B-17 Flying Fortress (WF-O, serial number 42-29807) nicknamed "Lady Liberty" of the 364th Bomb Squadron, 305th Bomb Group. Printed caption on reverse: 'A25722 AC made just a few seconds before the plane was hit by Nazi flak, this photo shows the Fortress "Lady Liberty," flying in formation over occupied Europe. The faces of the bomabrdier and navigator are plainly visible. A waist gunner can also be seen at his post. U.S Air Force Photo.'

Object Number - FRE 1141 - A B-17 Flying Fortress (WF-O, serial number 42-29807) nicknamed "Lady Liberty" of the 364th Bomb Squadron, 305th Bomb Group. Printed caption on...

Delivered Cheyenne 21/2/43; Gore 7/3/43; New Castle 6/4/43; Dow Fd 12/4/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-B] Alconbury 15/4/43 PATSY ANN; Framlingham 12/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; 5m, transferred 364BS/305BG [WF-O] Chelveston 17/6/43; Missing in Action Gilze Rijen 19/8/43 with Ralph Miller, Tail gunner: Emil Radosevich (2 Prisoner of War), Co-pilot: John Meade, Navigator: Don McGowan, Bombardier: Joe McGinley, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bynum Crabtree, Radio Operator: Fulton Horn, Ball turret gunner: Alby Miller, Waist gunner: Bill Crough, Waist gunner: Edgar Loft (8 Killed in Action); flak hit snapped off fuselage aft of radio room, crashed in River Scheldt, four miles E of Vlissingen, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 304. LADY LIBERTY.

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18124489
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 455th Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron 741st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13007515
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-727183
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot/Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 364th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 364th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Hollland 19 August 1943

Revisions

Date23 Nov 2022 03:04:36
Contributoracbernstein1
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95th Bomb Group Memorials Foundation

Date24 Feb 2022 16:18:17
Contributorphil marchese
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Removed redundances in the block field; improved the nickname field consitent with BIOGRAPHY, and entered basic Markings.

Date20 Jan 2022 11:14:46
ContributorPietvanGrinsven
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Fold3

Date25 Feb 2021 21:31:12
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date17 Jan 2020 20:27:32
Contributorjmoore43
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Added the nickname mentioned in the A/C “Description”.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:23
ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 304 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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