42-31549 Jeannie

Object Number - UPL 31141 - B-17G-20-BO #42-31549 "Jeannie" 388th BG - 561st BS

Delivered Denver 21/11/43; Gr Island 7/12/43; New Castle 16/12/43; Presque Is 19/12/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 1/1/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Alex Loslo, Co-pilot: Bob Wilson, Navigator: Doug Morrison, Bombardier: Presley Phillips, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albt Seiter, Radio Operator: Bill Veronica, Ball turret gunner: Clarry Durling, Waist gunner: George Regan, Waist gunner: Archie Jones, Tail gunner: Carmine Spinella (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft KOd #4 the caught fire before crew bailed, crashed Stammheim, Friedberg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4881. JEANNIE.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33389045
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-799377
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-809531
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Denver, CO, USA 21 November 1943

Assigned

Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 1 January 1943 388 BG 561 BS

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Stammheim, 70439 Stuttgart, Germany 12 May 1944 Shot down by German fighters

Revisions

Date12 Nov 2021 18:09:08
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date3 Jan 2018 02:07:31
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
page 164

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:39
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4881 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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