42-29978 Hell's Angel

Delivered Denver 20/3/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 7/5/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-F] Ridgewell 31/5/43 with Reinhardt King, Neil Wright, Ed McGlynn, Francis Petrillo, Cecil Floura, Maynard Unger, Joe Lyons, Albt Pollard, Bob Dwyer, Julius Mann; Missing in Action 3m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Reinhardt King, Co-pilot: Henry Peeples, Navigator: Ed McGlynn, Bombardier: Francis Petrillo, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Cecil Floura, Radio Operator: Maynard Unger, Ball turret gunner: Albt Pollard, Waist gunner: Julius Mann, Waist gunner: Bob Dwyer, Tail gunner: Joe Lyons (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Bad Schwalbach, six miles NW of Wiesbaden, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 382. HELL'S ANGEL.

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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: 13083431
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17037484
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-665315
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13029298
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14060067
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Places

Missions

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Ol Swayback, Moor Fidite
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Gloria Ann, Iris, Uncle Sammy
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Great In Lani / Sweet Is (Le) Lani
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: King Malfunction II
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lady Luck
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 1943-08-17

Revisions

Date3 May 2020 19:40:15
Contributorjmoore43
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Corrected the spelling of the last name of Cecil Floura in the A/C Description.

Date11 Mar 2020 22:29:01
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a space in front of the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date5 Nov 2017 18:16:14
ContributorARowe95
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ARowe95

Date5 Nov 2017 18:15:01
ContributorARowe95
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ARowe95

Date12 Jun 2016 20:05:36
ContributorRainer
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Updated connections

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:25
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 382 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database