42-3556 Dear Mom

Delivered Denver 30/7/43; Grand Island 10/8/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-L] Snetterton 9/9/43; battle damaged Watten 13/2/44 with Lee Bevers, Co-pilot: Willis Jones, Navigator: John Tellefsen, Bombardier: Mack Long, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Miskel, Radio Operator: Herb Fleming Wounded in Action, Ball turret gunner: Guy Kennedy, Waist gunner: Marvin Smith, Tail gunner: Herb Johnson (9 Returned to Duty); Waist gunner: Winston Collier (Killed in Action); crash landed RAF West Malling, Kent, UK. Salvaged. DEAR MOM.

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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 338th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13104757
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-682873
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

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Event Location Date Description

Crashed

West Malling ME19, UK

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:44
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log