42-31348 Swing Shift Baby II a.k.a. Tarry-A-Long

- 8th Air Force Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 452nd Bomb Group wing their way over fleecy white clouds to strike at the Nazi Airfield at...

Assigned to 728BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by Flak, A/C seen spinning in, broke up after flames seen from port wing 31-Dec-44 on bombing mission to Hamburg, Germany. Pilot 2nd Lt Donald H Ferguson. 5 x POW, 4 x KIA. MACR 11230.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 452nd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17099333
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner; Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-800860
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-37673451
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34588053 / O-783136
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-36658227
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Places

Missions

  • Date: 31 December 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

27404 Rhade, Germany 31 December 1944 Shot down by Flak, A/C seen spinning in, broke up after flames seen from port wing 31-Dec-44 on bombing mission to Hamburg, Germany. Pilot 2nd Lt Donald H Ferguson. 5 x POW, 4 x KIA. MACR 11230.

Revisions

Date12 May 2016 16:47:47
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Original record for this aircraft has been superseded by this one. Source of original record:
Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11230 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date12 May 2016 16:41:40
ContributorPete
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

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