42-31545 Bad Time Inc.

Object Number - UPL 41604 - B-17 42-31545 'Bad Time Inc' after its forced landing. L-R: Pat Fusci, Unk, Bryant, Elduff, Meeuwsen, Clausen

Delivered Cheyenne 20/11/43; Boise 23/11/43; Wendover 7/12/43; Grenier 20/1/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG [F] Glatton 26/1/44; force landed practice mission with Jim Elduff, Co-pilot: Delbert Lawson, Navigator: Reed Bryant, Bombardier: Ras Clausen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Norbert Meeuwsen, Radio Operator: Patrick Fusci (6 Returned to Duty); flew so low over Cambridgeshire Fens the props were damaged, crashed Infield Farm, West Fen, near March, Cambs. UK. Salvaged 2 SAD Lt Staughton 18/6/44. BAD TIME INC.

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Units served with

Unofficial emblem of the 457th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 749th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator; Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 749th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-?
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 749th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20315687 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 749th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32706238
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 749th Bomb Squadron

Places

The mission board of the 457th Bomb Group. Official caption printed on image: '(GM-299-2-457)(16/5/45)(Op's Board's).'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Connington

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Cheyenne AAF, WY 1943-11-20 Delivered Cheyenne AAF 20-Nov-43.

Assigned

Glatton, UK 1944-01-26 Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed

West Fen, Cambs, UK 1944-06-16 Force landed practice mission; crashed Infield Farm, West Fen, near March, Cambs. UK.

Other

Salvaged

1944-06-18 Salvaged 2 SAD 18-Jun-44.

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:39
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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