42-37854 Round Trip

Object Number - UPL 23878 - Map for the mission by the 8th Air Force #527 on August 7, 1944 to Anizy le Chateau. Saved by Harold Motz, navigator in the Westrope crew 708th...

Delivered Denver 23/9/43; Harvard 9/10/43; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 19/11/43; t/o accident with Gene Gibson 6/1/45. Salvaged; referred to in Engineering report as "camera and weather ship."

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Units served with

The insignia of the 447th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35652655
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Pilot, Comptroller
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37536427
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Lower Ball Turret Gunner/Waist Gunner

Places

Missions

  • Date: 7 August 1944
  • Date: 8 August 1944
  • Date: 25 August 1944
  • Date: 26 August 1944

Revisions

Date3 Feb 2017 02:31:46
Contributortimothymotz
Sources

Timothy Motz; from a mission list kept by Harold Motz and compared to Doyle Shields, "Hisatory of the 447th Bomb Group"

Date26 Jan 2017 03:30:41
Contributortimothymotz
Sources

addition to history by Timothy Motz from 447bg.com

Date26 Jan 2017 03:28:51
Contributortimothymotz
Sources

Timothy Motz from 447bg.com

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:45
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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