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Delivered Cheyenne 23/2/43; Dow Fd 18/4/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-T] Kimbolton 3/43; Missing in Action Wilhelmshafen 11/6/43 with Noel Britten, Co-pilot: Patrick Rea, Navigator: Olympio Cassera, Navigator: Matt Driscoll, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Gerald Stratton, Radio Operator: John Rogers, Ball turret gunner: Floyd Tichnell, Waist gunner: Mike Holinka, Waist gunner: Dan Kenney, Tail gunner: Ellis Vance. (10 POW - picked up by German Navy and taken to Cuxhaven); enemy aircraft, ditched North Sea off Borkum, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1295.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 379th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-731807
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-733289
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32392875
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

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Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 11 June 1943

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 clarity.

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Contributorjmoore43
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Removed a remark "See Markings Below." that does not belong in this field.

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Contributorphil marchese
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AAM Images of a/c of Proj. no. 92056
IARCs
379th BG records.

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ContributorAAM
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Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1295 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database