42-29976 Sad Sack

Delivered Denver 20/3/43; force landed Smoky Hill, KS with Frank Spino 3/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 19/5/43; Assigned 532BS/381BG [VE-Q] Ridgewell 25/5/43 with Jack Owen, Bill Bohan, Liston Bascom, Frank Ronzio, Bill Lindenmeyer, Roy Slater, Clarry Asher, Chas Winn, Ken Rector, George Johnston; Missing in Action 2+m Hamburg 25/7/43 with Jack Owen, Co-pilot: Bill Bohan, Navigator: Liston Bascon, Bombardier: Frank Ronzio, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ken Rector, Radio Operator: Roy Slater, Ball turret gunner: Chas Winn, Waist gunner: Clarry Asher, Waist gunner: Bill Lindenmeyer,Tail gunner: Bob Cummins (10 Prisoner of War); flak KO’d #3, crashed between Heide and Hamburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 128. SAD SACK.

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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 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39173560
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-735967
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-736464
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot (2nd Lt)
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15330207
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17054561
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Places

Missions

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lethal Lady
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Worry Wart
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron 532nd Bomb Squadron 96th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 25 July 1943

Revisions

Date3 Nov 2017 19:53:42
ContributorARowe95
Sources

ARowe95

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:25
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 128 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database