42-31235 Goin dog

A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-31235) nicknamed 'Goin' Dog' of the 384th Bomb Group takes off for a mission. A censor has obscured the triangle P and serial number on the aircraft's tail. Image stamped on reverse: 'Sport and General.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 24 April 1944.' [stamp] and '313357.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Back from Berlin. Crews of US Fortress Station returning from the Berlin raid which took place recently. 34320. A Fortress takes off- destination Berlin

Object Number - FRE 1292 - A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-31235) nicknamed 'Goin' Dog' of the 384th Bomb Group takes off for a mission. A censor has obscured the...

Delivered Cheyenne 6/10/43; Gr Island 16/10/43; Nashville 26/11/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-C] Grafton Underwood 6/1/44; Missing in Action Berlin 7/5/44 with Theo Goller, Co-pilot: Greg Martin, Navigator: Joe Cittandin, Bombardier: Gene Grilli, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clarry Reed, Radio Operator: Irwin Bier, Ball turret gunner: Walt Wearne, Waist gunner: Roy Howell, Waist gunner: Arthur Way,Tail gunner: Horace Walton (10 Prisoner of War); flak KOs #2 & #4, crew bailed before aircraft crashed Suederschweiburg, S of Jadebusen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4811. GOIN' DOG.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-741973
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 1944-05-07

Revisions

Date21 Feb 2017 19:48:33
Contributor7th Cavalry
Sources

Per the 8th Air Force website: 42-31235 Delivered: Cheyenne 6/10/43; Gr Island 16/10/43; Nashville 26/11/43; Assigned: 544BS/384BG [SU-C] Grafton Underwood 6/1/44; MIA Berlin 7/5/44 Pilot: Theo Goller, Co-Pilot: Greg Martin, Navigator: Joe Cittandin, Bombardier: Gene Grilli, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Clarry Reed, Radio Operator: Irwin Bier, Ball Turret Gunner: Walt Wearne, Waist Gunner: Roy Howell, Waist Gunner: Arthur Way, Tail Gunner: Horace Walton (10POW); flak KOs #2 & #4, crew baled before aircraft crashed Suederschweiburg, S of Jadebusen, Germany. MACR 4811. GOIN' DOG.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:37
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4811 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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