42-31091 Maggie

Object Number - UPL 52731 - AC # 42-31091 'Maggie' 615th BS, 401st BG

Delivered Cheyenne 20/9/43; Gt Falls 2/10/43; Scott 21/10/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-O] Deenethorpe 4/11/43; Missing in Action Merseburg 11/9/44 with Milton Wingard, Co-pilot: Bob Abresch, Navigator: Bob Sullivan, Tail gunner: Ed Chiariello (4 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: Willard King, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Rutledge, Radio Operator: Ernie Cicogna, Ball turret gunner: Pat Winzey, Waist gunner: Bill Ingram (5 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Pegau, S of Liepzig, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 8920. MAGGIE.

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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: O-820927
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 06966455
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist 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 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-735233
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator; Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 1st Scouting Force 384th Fighter Squadron 385th Fighter Squadron Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX)
  • Service Numbers: O-748548
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot / Fighter pilot

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Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 1944-09-11

Revisions

Date5 Sep 2021 23:06:10
Contributoracbernstein1
Date18 Sep 2020 21:30:21
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added the A/C nickname listed in the A/C “Description” section.
Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:36
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 8920 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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