42-30212 Quarterback

Object Number - UPL 7429 - B-17F-90-BO #42-30212 "Quarterback"

Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 14/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Dow Fd 16/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; transferred Aphrodite project, Missing in Action V-sites, Watten 6/8/44 with Lt Joeseph P Andrecheck & T/Sgt Raymond Healy (2 Returned to Duty). Had control problems and dived into sea. QUARTERBACK.

Aphrodite 'Mother' ship B-17 43-37637 6-8-44.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35447653
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-523642
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-807969
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
A bomber crew of the 388th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30177) nicknamed "Charlene". Printed caption on reverse: '61552 AC- Crew of the 562nd Bomb Squadron, 388th Bomb Group, beside the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Charlene". England. 30 August 1943. Standing left to right are: 2nd Lt John N Harlan, Boise, Idaho; 1st Lt Charles Bliss, Los Angeles, California; 2nd Lt Vernon D Dunkin, Columbus, Ohio; 2nd Lt Bernard J Quenneville, Hadley, Mass. Kneeling left to right: S/Sgt Ro
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-52478
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Places

Missions

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Daniels
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 94th Bomb Group 18th Bomb Squadron 332nd Bomb Squadron 4th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Cheyenne, WY, USA 29 April 1943

Assigned

Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 17 June 1943 388 BG 562 BS

Other

First 388th BG Combat Mission

Amsterdam, Netherlands 17 July 1943

Other

Final 388th BG Combat Mission

Paris, France 4 June 1944 Completed 41 missions (plus 14 aborts) before being transferred to the Aphrodite project. Was forced to abort her last 5 missions in a row and 8 of her final 10 missions.

Crashed

English Channel near Watten, France 6 August 1944 Aphrodite drone A/C launched on V1 missile site Watten 6-8-44. Control crew Lt Joseph P Andrecheck & T/Sgt Raymond Healy baled out sucessfully. Had control problems and dived into sea.

Revisions

Date20 May 2022 19:43:06
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
Liberator: The Consolidated B-24 by Graham Simons.

Date24 Dec 2015 13:56:38
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
Liberator: The Consolidated B-24 by Graham Simons.

Date16 Jan 2015 04:29:21
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

Chris Brassfield

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:27
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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