42-29811 Chattanooga choo choo, blasted event

Object Number - UPL 28227 - 482nd Bomb Gp. Det., St. Eval, England. 1 August 1943 to 25 November 1943

Delivered Cheyenne 21/2/43; Gore 7/3/43; Gulfport 31/3/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [ET-U] Alconbury 15/4/43; taxi accident with Bill Adams 4/5/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; practice mission to RAF St. Eval, Cornwall 28/9/43 with Norman Hargert, Co-pilot: R. Coates, Navigator: J. Guess, Bombardier: C. Poe, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: W. Green, Radio Operator: J. DeLoog, Ball turret gunner: W. Strickert, Waist gunner: S. Burella, Waist gunner: W. Isenhour, Tail gunner: L. Larsen, pass - S. Roake, pass - T. Dennis (12 Returned to Duty); engines malfunctioned so returned to St. Eval and slewed off runway; (? battle damaged St. Dizier 4/10/43?), Salvaged. CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO aka BLASTED EVENT.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 482nd Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: AT
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 482nd Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 482nd Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 482nd Bomb Group
  • Role/Job: passenger
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 482nd Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer

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Revisions

Date23 Nov 2022 03:14:16
Contributoracbernstein1
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95th Bomb Group Memorials Foundation

Date9 Jan 2021 21:42:14
Contributorjmoore43
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Added spaces in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date9 Jan 2021 21:38:25
Contributorjmoore43
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Added Production block number and Manufacturer per info on the internet.
Source: https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/production-block/b-17f-70-bo-42-29732-4…

Date15 Apr 2020 04:49:39
Contributorjmoore43
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Added connections to the 335 BS & 95 BG mentioned in A/C description.

Date15 Apr 2020 04:32:38
Contributorjmoore43
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Added the A/C nickname listed in the A/C “Description”.
Added a space in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:24
ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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