42-31730 Morning Star, Tail End Charlie

Object Number - UPL 38141 - "Crew chief stands by the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" "Morning Star" of the 615th Bomb Squadron, 401st Bomb Group at an 8th Air Force base in...

Delivered Cheyenne 10/12/43; Kearney 27/12/43; RAF Nutts Corner 15/1/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-B] Deenethorpe 31/1/44; 613BS [IN-O]; 112m, Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 9/6/45; 4100 BU Patterson 9/10/45; 4100 BU Rome Recl Comp 29/1/46. MORNING STAR.

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 06966455
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Places

Missions

  • Date: 20 April 1944

Revisions

Date18 Sep 2020 21:53:28
Contributorjmoore43
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Added Production block number and Manufacturer per info search for A/C tail number.
Source: https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/b17/42-31730-morning-star-aka-tail-end-…

Date18 Sep 2020 21:47:34
Contributorjmoore43
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Added connections to the 613 BS & 615 BS & 401 BG listed in the A/C description.

Date18 Sep 2020 21:43:46
Contributorjmoore43
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Added the A/C nickname listed in the A/C “Description” section.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:40
ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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