42-31774 Vera Mae

Delivered Cheyenne 12/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-L] Snetterton 8/2/44; Missing in Action Augsburg 13/4/4 with Lee Bevers, Co-pilot: Willis Jones, Navigator: John Telefsen (wia & taken to hospital), Bombardier: Mack Long, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Miskel, Radio Operator: Frank Humrich, Ball turret gunner: Ray Gaus, Waist gunner: Jim White, Waist gunner: Malcolm Breeze, Tail Gunner: Herb Johnson (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed woods at Ittlingen, 15 miles W of Heilbronn, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3766. VERA MAE.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 96th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15065187
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 13 April 1944

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:40
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3766 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database