42-31154 Shack Happy

Object Number - UPL 21672 - 42-31154 O "Shack Happy" 708th BS Undated photo. Probably one of the few OD aircraft stripped of paint, as traces are still seen around windows. ...

Delivered Dallas 25/9/43; Harvard 7/10/43; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 19/10/43; Missing in Action Merseburg 25/11/43 with Norman Wiggin, Ray Hansen, Phil Harper, Andy Bezak, Ken Reynolds, Marvin Olson, Chester Lambert (7 Killed in Action); Phil Moscherosch, Jim Martin (2 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Merseburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10855 (?10755). SHACK HAPPY.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 447th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 447th Bomb Group 423rd Bomb Squadron 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15069851
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 0765619
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11 115 478
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Airplane Mechanic Gunner 748 - Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35652655
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

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Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 1944-11-25

Revisions

Date3 Feb 2017 20:03:49
Contributortimothymotz
Sources

Timothy Motz; from mission list kept by Harold Motz, compared with Doyle Shields, "History of the 447th Bomb Group"

Date3 May 2016 16:42:15
Contributortimothymotz
Sources

Timothy Motz

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:36
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 10755 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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