42-30371

Object Number - UPL 50806 - B-17 42-30371 - 9 missions - MIA on Gdynia 9-10-43 (pilot Nagorka), 560BS, 388BG. Rear L-R: Lester Baum, Francis Tierney, Gilbert Parker, Henry...

Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/43; Gr Isle 6/4/43; Dow Fd 25/6/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 26/6/43; Missing in Action Gdynia 9/10/43 with Henry Nagorka, Navigator: John Leverone, Bombardier: Mike Mahoney, Radio Operator: Francis Antalek, Waist gunner: Bill Caruso, Waist gunner: John Dugan (6 Prisoner of War), Co-pilot: Gil Parker, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Keisler, Ball turret gunner: Bob Blankenburg,Tail gunner: Wilbur Quinn (4 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft crashed North Sea, eight miles NW of Esbjerg, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 3141. IZA ANGEL II.

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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
  • Service Numbers: 31165306
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner, Radio Operator; Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36253067
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner; Radio Operator Gunner, Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-797263
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Navigator

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Norway 1943-10-09

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:28
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3141 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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