42-38026 Sad Sack, My Day

media-19652.jpeg UPL 19652 This Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'My Day' of the 401st Bomb Group crashed at an 8th Air Force Base in England, 24 April 1944. (A/C No. 8026.)
B-17G serial 42-38026 (coded SC-N) of the 612th Bomb Sq, 401st BG.
NARA Ref 342-FH-3A15387-65491AC

Object Number - UPL 19652 - This Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'My Day' of the 401st Bomb Group crashed at an 8th Air Force Base in England, 24 April 1944. (A/C No....

Delivered Cheyenne 18/11/43; Kearney 5/12/43; Presque Is 22/12/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-N] Deenethorpe 2/2/44; Missing in Action Kiel 19/5/44 with Marion Hagen, Co-pilot: John Dunn, Navigator: Wilbur Cordell, Bombardier: Fred Graham, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Simmons, Radio Operator: Martin Barr, Ball turret gunner: Wade Cox, Waist gunner: Art Huston, Waist gunner: Jim Stone (9 Killed in Action);Tail gunner: Bill Henson (Prisoner of War); flak hit an exloded almost immediately, crashed Kiel, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 4815. SAD SACK aka MY DAY.

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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 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36703821
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Togglier, Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technician Third Grade
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Places

Missions

  • Date: 30 April 1944

Related videos and documents

  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 52937
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 6, 20 Dec 1943, Bremen, Germany. Fifteen of the dispatched aircraft hit the primary target, with 14 of the Group's...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53138
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No.22, 6 Feb 1944, Caen. Colonel Bowman led the Group on a mission originally scheduled to attack a target at Dijon, France...

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Deenethorpe, Corby, Northamptonshire NN17, UK 1 April 1944 Ground Looped Deenethorpe/Sta 128, Cat 3 damage, pilot Robert R Woods, 1-4-44. 440401 B-17G 42-38026 612BS 401BG 128 8

Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

Kiel, Germany 19 May 1944 - 19 May 1944 Missing in Action Kiel 19/5/44. Flak hit and exloded almost immediately, crashed Kiel, Germany; [1 x POW, 9 x KIA] Missing Air Crew Report MACR4815.

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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4815 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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