42-31903 Hard Luck II

Object Number - UPL 31973 - Crew of the "Hard Luck II"

Delivered Denver 3/1/44; Kearney 30/1/44; Grenier 18/2/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-T] Thorpe Abbotts 23/2/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 29/7/44 with Eden Jones, Co-pilot: Bob Ries, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Eadie, Radio Operator: Leo Griffin, Ball turret gunner: Harry Prince (5 Killed in Action); Navigator: Albert Fincher, Bombardier: Cordy Ramer, Waist gunner: Frank Moran, Tail gunner: Jerry Cassell (4 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Wulfingerode, W of Nordhausen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 7811. (npo) HARD LUCK II.

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 100th Bomb Group, approved 30 March 1944 and replaced 1957
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31167562
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33737441
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31082928
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Merseburg, Germany 1944-07-29

Crashed

Wülfingerode, 99759 Sollstedt, Germany 1944-07-29

Revisions

Date9 Feb 2020 14:29:08
Contributorphil marchese
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Typo

Date1 Jan 2020 18:23:37
Contributorphil marchese
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Marchese, Flying Fortress 1936 1945

Date13 Mar 2018 00:56:36
ContributorWojo
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Personal effects of Jerry Cassell

Date13 Mar 2018 00:19:58
ContributorWojo
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Personal Effects of Jerry Cassell

Date7 Mar 2018 10:03:54
ContributorLucy May
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Added locations to events from information in biography field.

Date7 Mar 2018 02:53:47
ContributorWojo
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War records of Jerry Cassell

Date5 Mar 2018 16:00:18
ContributorWojo
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Military records of Jerry R. Cassell.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:41
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7811 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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