42-3291 Miss Mac

Object Number - UPL 31022 - B-17F-45-DL #42-3291 "Miss Mac" Code: P 388th Bomb Group - 561st Bomb Squadron

Delivered Denver 30/4/43; Dow Fd 13/6/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 14/6/43; on training mission 12/7/44 with Major Boardman Reed, Co-pilot: Major Melvin Buckner, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Weathers, Radio Operator: Ora Kelsey, pass:-Capt Bob Goss, Orville Meline, Roy Summers, Dorothy Drennan, Irene Seagalia, Charlotte Thomas and Lt Col Bill Jackson (ROC/RAF) (11 Returned to Duty); landed heavily and damaged right wing; Salvaged four days before its first anniversary of ops, n/battle damaged 24/8/44. "MISS MAC".

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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37187168
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 337th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot, Pilot, Mission
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33219803
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-797283
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18079857
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Assigned

Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 14 June 1943 388 BG 561 BS

Other

First 388th Combat Mission

Amsterdam, Netherlands 17 July 1943

Other

Final 388th Combat Mission

Brunswick, Germany 15 March 1944 Landed heavy. Damaged right wing. Salvaged

Delivered

Denver, CO, USA 30 April 2003

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:43
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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