42-37918 Dog Tired

Object Number - UPL 31428 - "Dog Tired" (B-17G-20-DL Fortress 42-37918) L. to R. - Lloyd Pearsall (Right Waist Gunner), James J. "Shorty" Caldwell (Ball Turret Gunner),...

Delivered Denver 14/10/43; Gr Island 26/10/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG [TS-R] Rougham 14/12/43; Missing in Action Poznan 11/4/44 with Henry Churchwell, Co-pilot: Henry Jones, Navigator: George Skelton, Bombardier: Jim Stone, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Fellure, Radio Operator: Peter Dewolf, Ball turret gunner: Jim Caldwell, Waist gunner: Bill Wolf, Waist gunner: Lloyd Pearsall, Tail gunner: Bill Arck (10 Prisoner of War); flak KO’d #1 near Stettin, then enemy aircraft attack KO’d two more engines, crashed Nemitz, 10 miles SE of Cammin, Pomerania, Ger. Crew captured by German half-track without a shot being fired! Missing Air Crew Report 3861. DOG TIRED.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 333rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 333rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 333rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 333rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 333rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

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Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 1944-04-11

Revisions

Date27 Oct 2021 20:47:27
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date24 Jan 2018 00:48:22
ContributorDon Wolf
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Photo from collection of William A. Wolf

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:46
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3861 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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