42-31193 Little Boots

Object Number - UPL 28347

Delivered Cheyenne 29/9/43; Gt Falls 14/10/43; Scott 21/10/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-B] Deenethorpe 4/11/43; Missing in Action Frankfurt 29/1/44 with Capt. Robert Beers, Co-pilot: Howard Byrne, Navigator: Harry Gershon, Bombardier: Bill Ritch, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clarry Young (5 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Nunzio Paola, Ball turret gunner: Allen Craft, Waist gunner: Franklin Grigg, Waist gunner: Ken Lynn, Tail gunner: John Turvey (5 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft KO’d #3, wing on fire, crashed Worms, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2274. LITTLE BOOTS.

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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: 06966455
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • 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
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

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Failed to Return (FTR)

France 1944-01-29

Revisions

Date1 Oct 2014 20:49:17
ContributorByrnie
Sources

I have updated the names of the crewmen. The nicknames I was unaware of (like Clarry for Clarence, I have left alone).

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:37
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 2274 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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