42-37941 Lucky Lady II

Delivered Denver 22/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 16/11/43; Missing in Action Warnemunde 9/4/44 with Norman Bodet, Co-pilot: Gordon Anderson, Bombardier: Bob Boerner, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sebe Taylor, Radio Operator: Bill Pavillard, Waist gunner: Frank Forcella,Tail gunner: John Keiser (7 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Perry Novelli, Ball turret gunner: Bob Saleda, Waist gunner: John Kramer (3 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Linnau, nine miles SW of Flensburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3784. LUCKY LADY.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 452nd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

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Events

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Other

Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW)

North Sea 1944-04-09

Revisions

Date30 Jul 2019 02:01:01
Contributorkeisermj
Sources

Edited the description to reflect the correct spelling of my father's name

Date20 Jun 2017 15:14:04
Contributortnowinowski
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Updating my grandfathers aircraft info

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:46
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3784 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database