42-31823

Delivered Denver 25/12/43; Tulsa 9/1/44; Maxwell 14/1/44; Lakeland 16/1/44; Morrison 14/2/44; Assigned 772BS/463BG Celone 15/2/44; Transferred 341BS/97BG Amendola 3/44
Missing in Action 19/3/44 training mission with Major George Burgess, Co-pilot: Capt Foster Cash, Navigator: Paul Schwartz, Bombardier: Capt Ernie Anderson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Franz, Radio Operator: Bob Molan, Ball turret gunner: Joe King, Waist gunner: Adrian Lapacek, Waist gunner: Viv Amero,Tail gunner: Elwood Kerschner (10 Killed in Action); mid air coll with 42-38143 (2BG); tail cut off, crashed Adriatic Sea; Missing Air Crew Report 3286 (of 2BG).

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Units served with

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

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 341st Bomb Squadron 772nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-421042
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Places

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 2nd Bomb Group 49th Bomb Squadron 463rd Bomb Group 775th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Manufactured

Seattle, WA, USA Built at Boeing.

Delivered

18500 E 6th Ave, Aurora, CO 80011, USA 1943-12-25 Delivered Denver AAF 25-Dec-43.

Assigned

Via S. Severo, km. 4, 71121 Foggia FG, Italy 1944-02-15 Assigned 772BS/463BG Celone 15-Feb-44.

Assigned

71040 Amendola FG, Italy Transferred 341BS/97BG Amendola Mar-44.

Crashed

Gulf of Manfredonia, Italy 1944-03-19 Missing in Action 19-Mar-44 training mission mid air collision with 42-38143 (2BG); tail cut off, crashed Adriatic Sea; MACR 3286.

Revisions

Date3 Sep 2017 09:41:01
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date3 Sep 2017 09:38:53
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:41
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log