42-38145 Rosalie Ann II

Object Number - UPL 39054 - Second from right in back row Rosalie Ann II 32 missions from February through June, 1944

Delivered 27 December 1943 - Denver
Assigned: 14 January 1944 - Gr Island
Assigned: 6 February 1944 - 8th AF / 3rd BD / 45th CBW / 452nd BG / 730th BS - (RAF Deopham Green)
( Square-L ) ( T / Rosalie Ann )
Mid-air collision (class 5): 19 May 1944 (Pilot error)
With Bill Gaither, Co-pilot: Ernie Demaray, Navigator: John Stull, Bombardier: Roger Soth, Ball turret gunner: John McCallum, Waist gunner: Joe Lovett, Waist gunner: George Mondell Wounded in Action, Tail gunner: Bob Sellstrom (8 RTD); Radio Operator: Ed Sullivan, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Williams (2 KIA).
During assembly collided with 42-31242 (388th BG), crash landed New Buckenham, Nfk.
2 KIA, 8 RTD
8th AF mission (Berlin, Germany)
Salvaged: 20 May 1944

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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 730th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 730th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 730th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 730th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33300289
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio operator B-17
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 730th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14053631
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

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Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Patty Jo
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 563rd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Rosalie Ann II
  • Unit: 45th Combat Bomb Wing 452nd Bomb Group 730th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

New Buckenham, Norwich NR16, UK 19 May 1944

Revisions

Date14 Dec 2019 14:23:05
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added connections

Date14 Dec 2019 14:21:33
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From 452nd BG records

Date14 Dec 2019 14:14:31
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Spelling

Date14 Dec 2019 10:39:59
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AAM photo

Date1 Sep 2015 15:58:52
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452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:49
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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