42-37956 The hard way

Delivered Denver 26/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 729th BS / 452nd BG ( N ) RAF Deopham Green 3/1/44; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 20/4/44 with Joe Thomas, Co-pilot: Lt ? Boyer, Navigator: Harry Holley, Ball turret gunner: Arnold Fisher, Waist gunner: Jim Owens, Waist gunner: Will Strom, (6RTD- picked up by Air Sea Rescue RAF Walrus 278 Squad. within an hour!); Bombardier: Clyde Rasmussen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dick Hoffer, Radio Operator: Fred Fuller,Tail gunner: Mike Lamere (4 Killed in Action); flak KOd #2 and #3, ditched Channel just outside Calais harbour; Missing Air Crew Report 4179. THE HARD WAY.

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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 729th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 729th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18209594
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner; Waist Gunner, waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 729th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32730850
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 729th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16082204
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

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Events

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Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 1944-04-20

Revisions

Date7 Apr 2018 19:10:37
ContributorPete
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date3 Apr 2017 00:56:17
Contributorterveurn
Sources

added id letter

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:47
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4179 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database