42-30120 Patches

Object Number - UPL 19282 - B-17F 42-30120 'Patches' 334th BS, 95th BG, 8AF USAAF - Pictured after the 6th March 1944 Berlin raid.

Delivered Cheyenne 14/4/43; Smoky Hill 25/4/43; Tinker 23/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 91BG Bassingbourn 15/6/43; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-D] Horham 16/6/43; 16/7/43 with Louis Reno force landed RAF Chedburgh; slight mid-air collision with 42-30601 (385BG) but landed at base with Louis Reno 16/9/43; 36m; Salvaged 6/1/45. PATCHES.

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Units served with

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: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-685753
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron 1141st Quartermaster Company 483rd Bomb Group 817th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33138495
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Aerial Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-686181
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • 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: 11072609
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

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Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Mary Ellen II
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 550th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Chedburgh, Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk IP29, UK 16 July 1943 Force landed RAF Chedburgh. Pilot Lt Louis Reno. 16-7-43.

Other

Mid air Collision

16 September 1943 Slight mid-air collision with 42-30601 (385BG) but landed at base. Pilot Lt Louis Reno 16/9/43.

Other

Ditched

English Channel 6 January 1945 Ditched English Channel 49.08N-03.16W, Pilot Lt James A Dunn, 6-1-45 B-17F 42-30120(WW) 391BS 34BG 8AF Home base Mendlesham (156).

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:27
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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