42-31895 Miss-Chief

Object Number - UPL 17151

Delivered Cheyenne 3/1/44; Kearney 14/1/44; Presque Is 3/2/44; Grenier 11/2/44; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-Y] Thorpe Abbotts 16/2/44; Missing in Action Misburg/Hamburg 31/12/44 with Paul Carroll, Co-pilot: Harry Winger, Navigator: George Klare, Bombardier: Cliff Averett, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Irvin Olson, Radio Operator: Lee Westman, Ball turret gunner: Larry Isola, Waist gunner: Otis Ross, Tail gunner: Fred Bracken (9 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crash landed Wesermunde, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11365. MISS CHIEF.

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Units served with

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

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 418th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34820787
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier; Togglier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 418th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18046726
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 418th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-774532
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 418th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
Reginald C Holliday riding a horse during R&R
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 420th Air Service Group 493rd Bomb Group 330th Station Complement Squadron 418th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-751964
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot, thereafter Flight Control Officer

Places

Missions

  • Date: 31 December 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 31 December 1944

Revisions

Date20 Nov 2020 02:06:11
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a connection to the 8th AF mission #772 for 31 Dec 1944.

Date26 Mar 2020 18:26:59
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a space in front of the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date17 Oct 2016 21:01:29
Contributormpfaley
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Michael P. Faley, 100th Bomb Group Historian , www.100thbg.com

Date5 Aug 2015 00:08:52
ContributorRandyhol
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Information from Randy Holliday, son of Lt. Reg C. Holliday, CP on crew of Lt. Mark Gummersall.

Date5 Aug 2015 00:07:36
ContributorRandyhol
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Lt. Mark Gummersall led crew on 25 missions.

Date5 Aug 2015 00:06:24
ContributorRandyhol
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Co-Pilot, crew of Lt. Mark Gummersall

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:41
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11365 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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