42-30408 Sharon Belle

Object Number - UPL 28076 - "Lt Holland and crew of the 92nd Bomb Group beside the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress 'Sharon Belle'. England, 2 October 1943." L-R: Unkn, Unkn,...

Delivered Cheyenne 28/5/43; Gore 9/6/43; Dalhart 27/6/43; Tinker 7/7/43; Gr Isle 28/7/43; Presque Is 4/8/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-Q] Alconbury 14/8/43; detailed Solingen but blew up near RAF Silverstone, crashed Astwell Castle, Helmdon, Northamptonshire after recall 30/11/43 with Bill Holland, Co-pilot: Capt Dick Pugh327BS CO, Navigator: Leighton Patterson, Bombardier: Bill Munro, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tom Glaspell, Radio Operator: Bill Freeman, Ball turret gunner: Harry Scott, Waist gunner: Dean Landfear, Waist gunner: Chas Slayton,Tail gunner: Henry Brannan (10 Killed in Service). Missing Air Crew Report 688; Salvaged 13/12/43. SHARON BELLE.

Crew Members:
Lt Wm Murray Holland (TX) Pilot
Capt Richard W Pugh (6140 Robison Road, Cincinnati OH) co pilot, CO, 327th Sq
F/O Leighton D Patterson (OR? CA?) Navigator
2nd Lt William S Munro (NY?) Bombadier
T/Sgt Thomas D Glaspell (WA) Top Turret Gunner
T/Sgt Billy Freeman (KY, Cincinnati OH) Radio Operator
S/Sgt Dean Landfear (resided OH) Waist Gunner
S/Sgt Charles E Slayton (GA, Chattanooga TN) Waist Gunner 24 missions completed
S/Sgt Harry A Scott (unknown) Ball Turret Gunner
S/Sgt Henry P Brannan (AR to CA, resided CA) Tail Gunner

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 327th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39082464
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 327th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15068394
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner; Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 327th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39381577
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 327th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18058400 / O-663914
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 327th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-789393
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot

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Date17 Feb 2020 18:24:27
ContributorWilliam Pugh
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My father, William Hartley Pugh, and his brother, Richard Winston Pugh, grew up at 6140 Robison Road, in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Pleasant Ridge. I don't know why your bio read Cincinnati & environs.

Date23 Jun 2017 14:50:51
ContributorLucy May
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Added connections from information in biography.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:29
ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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