42-30778 Old 66/Lady Margaret

Object Number - UPL 30988 - John C. Mouat Crew B-17F-120-BO #42-30778 "Lady Margaret" Code: U 388th BG - 561st BS Standing L to R: Milton W. Thompson (R/O), Edward...

Delivered Cheyenne 28/7/43; Gore 6/8/43; Pendleton 12/8/43; Reno 14/8/43; Pierre 16/8/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 3/9/43; crashed on take off for France 13/8/44 with Leon Sutton, Co-pilot: Harlan Thompson, Navigator: George Healy, Bombardier: Harry Fisher, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Walt Midget, Radio Operator: Cpl Joe Camarda, Ball turret gunner: Cpl Rich Bing, Waist gunner: Cpl Emerson Coleman, Tail gunner: Fred Bernjus; 9 RTD; on runway left tyre blew out causing aircraft to swerve and ground loop, but damage too severe for repair; Salvaged. LADY MARGARET.

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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 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33389045
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37187168
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 66th Fighter Wing 388th Bomb Group 493rd Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron 862nd Bomb Squadron Headquarters (66th Fighter Wing)
  • Service Numbers: O-767420
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33061771
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Places

Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Cheyenne, WY, USA 1943-07-28

Assigned

Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 1943-09-03 388 BG 561 BS

Other

First 388th BG Combat Mission

Reims, France 1943-09-26

Crashed

Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 1944-08-13 Ground Loop on Takeoff - Salvaged 80+ combat missions flown

Revisions

Date21 Apr 2022 03:41:34
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

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

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:33
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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