42-29950 Forget Me Not

Delivered Cheyenne 3/4/43; Pueblo 30/4/43; Smoky Hill 11/5/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-N] Ridgewell 29/5/43 with Chas Dowell, Fred Evans, John Lander, Clarry Watkins, Chas Dodge, Herb Kern, Walt Wessler, Chas Miller, Stuart Doll, Ken Hackett; Missing in Action 12m Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 with Fred Evans, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Dodge, Radio Operator: Herb Kernbody never found, Ball turret gunner: Walt Messler, Waist gunner: Chas Miller (5 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Joe Robbins, Navigator: John Lander, Bombardier: Clarry Watkins, Waist gunner: Stuart Doll, Tail gunner: Ken Hackett (5 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Rheurdt, SW of Lintfort, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 385. FORGET ME NOT.

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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 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19067088
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33234926
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-303
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33273367
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15103843
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Places

Missions

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Devil's Angel
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Margie Mae
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Belgium 1943-08-12

Revisions

Date21 Apr 2022 17:12:09
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid readability.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:25
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 385 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database