42-31869 Hell and High Water

Delivered Cheyenne 29/12/43; Kearney 12/1/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-Y] Bassingbourn 25/2/44; Missing in Action 2m Berlin 6/3/44 with Clyde Mason, Co-pilot: Gilbert Falck, Navigator: Bill Eberly, togg-Morris Fliegel, Radio Operator: Ron Cannon, Ball turret gunner: Vic Clifford, Waist gunner: Ralph Renzelman, Waist gunner: Jack Ney (8 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Perkins,Tail gunner: Don Zahler (2KIA-bodies found in wreckage); enemy aircraft, #3 exploded setting wing afire, crashed Lowendorf Hill, Trebbin, 15 miles S of Berlin, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2899. HELL AND HIGH WATER.

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 401st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 401st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11072722
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 401st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 401st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-690069
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 401st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Bombardier; Togglier

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 6 March 1944

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:41
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 2899 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database