42-30176 Assassin

Object Number - UPL 19385 - B-17F Flying Fortress 42-30176 'Assassin' 335th BS, 95th BG, 8AF USAAF.

Delivered Cheyenne, WY 22/4/43; Smoky Hill, KS 28/4/43; Walla Walla, WA 7/5/43; Smoky Hill 25/5/43; Presque Island 6/6/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-P] Framlingham 5/6/43; 335BS [OE-P] Horham 15/6/43; 12m, Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43 with John L. Sundberg, Navigator: William K. McNatt, Waist gunner: Leroy A. Funk,Tail gunner: Joseph M. Aquino (4 evaded capture); Co-pilot: John P. Moyer, Bombardier: Claude F. Livingstone, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lester E. Schwab, Ball turret gunner: Emerson L. Davies, Waist gunner: Franklin G. Barrett (5 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Anthony L. Carlone (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Oostmalle, 15 miles NE of Antwerp, Bel; Missing Air Crew Report 401. ASSASSIN.

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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 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33284596
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35374757
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16060366 / O-665661
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31119120
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator Gunner
Staff Sergeant Donald W. Crossley, a tail gunner of the 95th Bomb Group in position inside a B-17 Flying Fortress. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp] Handwritten caption on reverse: '21/9/43.' A printed caption was previously attached to the reverse of print, this has been lost, however considering the publication date, press agency and subject matter this was likely to have read: 'AWARDS TO THE HIGH-SCORING GUNNER. The Distinguished Flying Cross and an oak leaf cluster- the equivalent
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15107390
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Places

Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

Oostmalle, 2390 Malle, Belgium 1943-08-17 - 1943-08-17 Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43. Cause - enemy aircraft, crashed near Oostmalle, 15 miles NE of Antwerp, Belgium

Delivered

Cheyenne, WY 1943-04-22

Assigned

Framlingham Airfield, UK 1943-06-05 95BG 336BS 335BS

Revisions

Date16 May 2022 09:14:54
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

AAM DB Entry Correction.

Date13 Apr 2022 13:26:42
ContributorED-BB
Sources

See the page about the plane and crew at https://www.evasioncomete.be/faquinojm.html

Date23 Aug 2020 23:15:45
Contributor466thHistorian
Date14 Dec 2015 14:21:00
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

AAM DB Entry Correction.

Date9 Dec 2015 10:27:03
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date25 Apr 2015 20:50:59
Contributorsimaguire
Sources

B17s Over Berlin
Ian L Hawkins

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:27
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 401 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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