42-30199 The Wicked WAAC

Object Number - UPL 45316 - Wicked Waac B-17

Delivered Cheyenne 26/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Westover 9/6/43; Dow Fd 10/6/43; Presque Is 13/6/43; Rome Fd 15/6/43; Patterson 27/6/43; Bolling 4/7/43; Louisville 8/8/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-R] Thurleigh 24/8/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with George Bettinger, Co-pilot: Abe Block, Bombardier: Leland Dowden, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sam Gerking, Radio Operator: Gordon Lewis, Ball turret gunner: Elmer Mills, Waist gunner: Don Williams, Waist gunner: Jim Montana, Tail gunner: Linden Voight wia-foot blown off (9 Prisoner of War), Navigator: Elbert Wood (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Ginnick, near Wettweiss, seven miles SE of Duren, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 821. THE WICKED WAAC.

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 369th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-733592
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 369th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-7360
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 369th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-676577
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 369th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39303948
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner, Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 366th Bomb Squadron 369th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 14 October 1943

Revisions

Date16 Dec 2021 20:02:32
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid readability.

Date25 Sep 2020 20:35:30
Contributorphil marchese
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AAM associated image.

Date25 Sep 2020 17:56:55
ContributorAnne Bettinger
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Knowledge of daughter of last pilot, George Bettinger

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:27
ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 821 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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