42-30340 Dry Run, Screamin Red Ass

Object Number - UPL 6620 - 42-30340, B17F, 'Dry Run' and 'Screamin Red Ass', assigned 563BS/388BG [Z], Knettishall, England

Delivered Cheyenne 18/5/43; Grand Isle 4/6/43; Dow Field 25/6/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 26/6/43; Missing in Action Berlin 8/3/44 with Alan Amman, Co-pilot: Don Wollard, Navigator: Bill Pierson, Navigator: Ralph Diederich, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Carter, Radio Operator: Joe McGonagle, Ball turret gunner: Boyd Iverson, Waist gunner: Harlie Sands, Tail gunner: Frank Metzler (9 Killed in Action); Waist gunner: Harry Quick (Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Neu-Ummendorf, near Eisleben, 19 miles W of Magdeburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3079. SCREAMIN' RED ASS.

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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 563rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32003112 / O-748141
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37265708
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 563rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 563rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-684808
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 563rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31007464 / O-677658
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 1944-03-08

Revisions

Date20 Apr 2022 22:43:26
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid readability.

Date10 Mar 2020 01:57:27
ContributorTroy Burnett
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Fold3_Page_2_Black_and_White_and_Color_Photographs_of_US_Air_Force_and_Predecessor_Agencies_Activities_Facilities_and_Personnel_World_War_II

Date10 Nov 2014 19:18:03
ContributorCPrimmer
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Updated 11/10/2014

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:28
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3079 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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