42-3249

Delivered Denver 12/4/43; Presque Is 25/5/43; Assigned 413BS/96BG Andrews Fd 31/5/43; Missing in Action Bremen 16/12/43 with Pilot Carl E. Greer; Co-pilot Carl R. Rano; Navigator: James D. Cumming; Bombardier: Arthur B. Fränkel; Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Kenneth E. Slenker; Radio Operator: William J. Dwelley; Ball turret gunner: Robert L. Evans; Left Waist gunner: Robert A. Miller; Right Waist gunner: Everett J. Missey; Tail gunner: Theodore J. Meschievitz (10 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed off northern tip of Texel Island, Holland. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 1569.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 96th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-682305
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39192685
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35310616
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-676246
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-532903
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

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Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Hollland 1943-12-16

Revisions

Date29 May 2020 22:29:15
ContributorkstrykerAK
Sources

Snetterton Falcons II: The 96th Bomb Group in World War II by Robert E Doherty & Geoffrey D Ward. Second Edition with Errata and Supplemental Information. Taylor Publishing. 1996. pages 29, 295

Date24 Apr 2015 13:58:18
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 1569
ABMC (American Battle Monuments Commission) website

Date24 Apr 2015 13:56:33
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 1569
ABMC (American Battle Monuments Commission) website

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:42
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1569 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database