42-3267 Harley Charley

Delivered Denver 15/4/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-A] Framlingham 28/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; (2m) Missing in Action St Nazaire 28/6/43 with Bill Thomas, Co-pilot: Jim Stapleton, Navigator: Collis Haynes, Bombardier: Bill Prochaska, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carl Cameron, Radio Operator: Rex Neely, Ball turret gunner: Floyd Thompson, Waist gunner: Arlie Arneson, Waist gunner: Guy Tice, Tail gunner: Bill Whitcom (10 Returned to Duty) enemy aircraft, ditched in Bay of Biscay, all rescued. No MACR. HARLEY CHARLIE.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 6575918
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13036442
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight engineer, Top turret gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18060944 / O-732729
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35326058
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator Gunner; Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15096381 / O-731417
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier; Navigator, Navigator

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Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Bay of Biscay 28 June 1943 Missing in Action St Nazaire 28/6/43. Cause - enemy aircraft, ditched in Bay of Biscay, all rescued (10 x RTD). No MACR.

Revisions

Date18 May 2022 12:43:42
ContributorAl_Skiff
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AAM DB Entry.

Date8 Jan 2021 22:45:21
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date2 Dec 2015 12:56:32
ContributorAl_Skiff
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AAM DB Entry.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:43
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log