42-31077 Pakawalup II

media-22206.jpeg UPL 22206 PAKAWALUP II

401BG ASSOCIATION

Object Number - UPL 22206 - PAKAWALUP II

Delivered Cheyenne 16/9/43; Scott 21/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-A] Deenethorpe 26/10/43; transferred 615BS [IY-A]; Missing in Action Munster 30/9/44 with Tom Davis, Co-pilot: Alan Newcomb, Navigator: Herb Corwin, Bombardier: Henry Kaczorowski, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wallace Littrell, Radio Operator: Max Stedman, Ball turret gunner: Pete Kervan, Waist gunner: Jack Djmal, Tail gunner: Don Cloutier (9 Prisoner of War); flak set #1 afire, but escorted by five P-51s, crashed Burgsteinfurt, NW of Munster, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 9416. PAKAWALUP II.

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 6962724
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36703821
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Togglier, Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31037975 / O-681515
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 457th Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron 751st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator / Gunner

Places

Missions

  • Date: 30 September 1944
  • Date: 19 September 1944
  • Date: 17 September 1944
  • Date: 13 September 1944
  • Official Description:

Related videos and documents

  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 52934
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 3, 5 Dec 1943, Paris, France. Aircraft 42-39825 crashed on take-off into the village of Deenethorpe. It was believed a...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 52935
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 4, 11 Dec 1943, Emden, Germany. 1521 hours - All aircraft down except 42-31098 (IW-B - "Penny's Thunderhead") which...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 52936
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 5, 13 Dec 1943, Kiel, Germany. Eighteen aircraft attacked the primary target, the bombing having been carried out by PFF...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 52937
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 6, 20 Dec 1943, Bremen, Germany. Fifteen of the dispatched aircraft hit the primary target, with 14 of the Group's...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 52938
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 7, 22 Dec 1943, Osnabruck, Germany. The Group flew the lead box position in the Wing formation. After starting the bomb...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 52943
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 9, 30 Dec 1943, Ludwigshaven, Germany. This was the longest mission yet flown by the Group with ten hours engine time...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 52944
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 10, 31 Dec 1943, Cognac, France. The primary target (Bordeaux) was obscured by cloud so the Wing Leader (Major Seawell)...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 52979
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 17, 29 Jan 1944, Frankfurt, Germany. 35 aircraft were airborne by 0849 but five aborted the mission and returned. Air...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 52980
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 18, 30 Jan 1944, Brunswick, Germany. All aircraft returned by 1547 except # 856, shot down over the target. Lt. Col...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 52981
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 19, 3 Feb 1944, Wilhelmshaven, Germany. Over 1,100 fighters and bombers participated in the attack on the great port and...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 52983
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 21, 5 Feb 1944, Chateauroux, France. The results of bombing Chateauroux Airfield were excellent. Pictures of 401st...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53002
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 24, 20 Feb 1944, Leipzig, Germany. All 41 aircraft were airborne by 0955, constituting two complete boxes of 18 aircraft...

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Cheyenne, WY, USA 16 September 1943

Other

Shot Down

Burgsteinfurt, 48565 Steinfurt, Germany 30 September 1944 Tom Davis Crew

Revisions

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Contributorjmoore43
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Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid readability.

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Contributoracbernstein1
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Contributor466thHistorian
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"B-17 Flying Fortress Story" - Roger Freeman

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Contributorram957
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401BG ASSOCIATION

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ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 9416 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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