42-31653 Erie Ferry, Kac's Flak Shack, Green Hornets

Object Number - UPL 37133 - Mission report showing the formation and pilots and B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 94th Bomb Group flying on 8th Air Force mission 623, 11 September...

Delivered Cheyenne 2/12/43; Helena 4/12/43; Gt Falls 5/12/43; Cheyenne 6/12/43; Kearney 12/12/43; New Castle 17/12/43; Presque Is 19/12/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-V] Rougham 26/12/43 ERIE FERRY; Missing in Action Bohlen 11/9/44 with Merle Green, Co-pilot: Irving Metzger, Navigator: Frank Jones, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lou Lehere, Radio Operator: Pete Riley, Ball turret gunner: Jim Gegenheimer, Waist gunner: George Ostrowski (7 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: Jack Williams, Tail gunner: Sid Hatfield (2 Killed in Action); mid air collision with #42-97153 (94BG) badly damaging nose, crashed Lieblos, W of Gelnhausen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 8840. KAC'S FLAK SHACK aka GREEN HORNETS.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 333rd Bomb Squadron 410th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18202841
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Aerial Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 333rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19129536 / O-757697
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 333rd Bomb Squadron 410th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 333rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39690727
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 410th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18138361
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Places

Missions

  • Date: 11 September 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 11 September 1944

Revisions

Date5 Oct 2020 18:58:46
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

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

Date22 Jan 2019 17:41:53
ContributorJustin Burke
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Flight Roster from 94th Bomb Group Facebook page research team. Look for upload of that roster in this media.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:39
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 8840 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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