42-38026 Sad Sack, My Day

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: Staff Sergeant (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: 27 April 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

Kiel, Germany 1944-05-19 - 1944-05-19 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.

Crashed

Deenethorpe, Corby, Northamptonshire NN17, UK 1944-04-01 Ground Looped Deenethorpe/Sta 128, Cat 3 damage, pilot Robert R Woods, 1-4-44. 440401 B-17G 42-38026 612BS 401BG 128 8

Revisions

Date17 May 2022 12:53:28
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date1 Oct 2021 11:02:07
Contributoracbernstein1
Sources

AAM

Date27 Dec 2015 14:25:54
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:47
ContributorAAM
Sources

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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