42-37843 Dry Run

A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-37843) nicknamed "Dry Run" returns to base. Handwritten caption on reverse: '237843.'

Object Number - FRE 1720 - A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-37843) nicknamed "Dry Run" returns to base. Handwritten caption on reverse: '237843.'

Delivered Long Beach 19/9/43; Gt Falls 25/9/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-H] Deenethorpe 2/11/43; Missing in Action French A/flds 14/6/44 with Russell Schroeder (Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Bill Mountain, Navigator: Erroll Rice, Bombardier: Gene Crawley, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Bryant, Radio Operator: Chas Davis, Ball turret gunner: Joe Owens, Waist gunner: Don Grimble, Waist gunner: Dick Nyberg,Tail gunner: Chas Avery (9 evaded capture); heavy enemy aircraft attack KOd right horiz. stab., crashed Germigny-sous-Coulombs, 11 miles W of Chateau-Thierry, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 5801. DRY RUN.

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 6962724
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Bombardier; Togglier

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Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

France 14 June 1944

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:45
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 5801 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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