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Delivered Denver 10/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Oklahoma City 16/1/44; Tinker 1/2/44; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-V] Polebrook 19/2/44; 42m Missing in Action Creil 13/7/44 with Cleo Aldridge, Co-pilot: Donovan Hart, Navigator: Stan Cressey, Bombardier: Glenn Ballantyne, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Frank Knapp, Ball turret gunner: Carl Irwin, Waist gunner: Don Gristmacher,Tail gunner: Art Bevier (8 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Tom Marshall (KIA – chute failed); flak KO’d oxygen system, all crew bailed out, crashed Neuffen, SE of Stuttgart, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 7504.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 351st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 511th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 511th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 511th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 511th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 511th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 13 July 1944

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:40
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7504 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database