42-31306 Nelson King

Object Number - UPL 55465 - B-17 42-31306 'Nelson King', 100BG

Delivered Cheyenne 20/10/43; Gr Island 3/11/43; Romulus 10/11/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-V] Thorpe Abbotts 15/11/43; Missing in Action Berlin 24/5/44 with Emil Siewart, Bombardier: Irving Jacobwitz,Tail gunner: Frank Kroczynski (3 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Wayne Prouix, Navigator: Don HufferWounded in Action, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Oliver Scully, Radio Operator: Julian Barkman, Ball turret gunner: Chester PadloWounded in Action, Waist gunner: Edwin Morgan, Waist gunner: Francis CousinsWounded in Action (7 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed on return, at Ostprignitz, near Wittstock, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 5165. NELSON KING.

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 100th Bomb Group, approved 30 March 1944 and replaced 1957
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 351st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18034465
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 351st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33288676
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 351st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16089386 / O-746582
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 351st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-701481
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 351st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 6901057
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Ostprignitz, Germany 1944-05-24 Shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed on return, at Ostprignitz, near Wittstock, Germany. MACR 5165.

Assigned

Thorpe Abbotts, UK Assigned to 351BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date7 Feb 2022 10:49:42
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 5165 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date1 Feb 2022 08:31:52
Contributortjgerber
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MACR

Date25 Jan 2020 14:05:00
Contributorphil marchese
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AAM archived image RCN is a match.

Date24 Jan 2020 21:32:24
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AAM associated image and a/c synopsis.

Date24 Jan 2020 21:26:52
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AAM assiated image and a/c synopsis.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:37
ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 5165 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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