42-31469

Delivered Cheyenne 4/11/43; Gt Falls 8/11/43; Gr Island 18/11/43; Romulus 26/11/43; Presque Is 27/11/43; Prestwick 1/12/43; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-K] Thurleigh 2/12/43; crashed on take off for Brunswick with a leaflet drop 26/4/44, with Don Schaefer, Co-pilot: Floyd Henry, Navigator: Willard Transeth, Bombardier: Roy McKinney, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sheldon Kinberg, Radio Operator: Chas Weller, Ball turret gunner: John Byrd, Waist gunner: Ron Minter, Waist gunner: John Simons (9 Killed in Service);Tail gunner: George Littlefield (Returned to Duty); #2 caused problems, ship banked steeply and crashed near base, at Bletsoe, Beds., UK. Salvaged.

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Units served with

Official insignia of the 306th Bomb Group, approved 6 January 1943, and updated 2 October 1951.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group 367th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group 367th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group 367th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group 367th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
Roy A. McKinney
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group 367th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

England 26 April 1944

Revisions

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Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 15187 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database