42-32060 Boulder Buf

A B-17 Flying Fortress (MS-V, serial number 42-32060) of the 535th Bomb Squadron, 381st Bomb Group. media-413522.jpg FRE 4838 A B-17 Flying Fortress (MS-V, serial number 42-32060) of the 535th Bomb Squadron, 381st Bomb Group. Roger Freeman Collection

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

Object Number - FRE 4838 - A B-17 Flying Fortress (MS-V, serial number 42-32060) of the 535th Bomb Squadron, 381st Bomb Group.

Delivered Denver 20/1/44; Cheyenne 23/1/44; Kearney 18/2/44; with John O’Brien force landed base 6/3/44; Presque Is 19/3/44; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-V] Ridgewell 6/4/44; Missing in Action 48+m, severe battle damage over Stuttgart 9/12/44 with Bill Clarke, Co-pilot: John Murphy, nav-John Simpson, togg-Bill Robey, Ball turret gunner: John Sladek, r-op-Harry Hallstrom (all WIA); rest RTD; force landed with # 2 & 3 engines out at Nancy, Fr. Salvaged 22/12/44. BOULDER BUF.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16076977
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-711783
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot / Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-722960
  • Role/Job: Navigator

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Events

Event Location Date Description

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Forced landing

Nancy, France 9 December 1944

Revisions

Date22 Feb 2017 16:02:07
ContributorLucy May
ChangesChanges to nicknames, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Information in the biography field.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:42
ContributorAAM
ChangesAAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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