42-39819 Anoxia Queen

Delivered Long Beach 10/9/43; Scott 28/9/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-F] Framlingham 7/10/43. [ Waist gunner James P. Mallos was killed on board by Flak during the 7 January 1944 mission to Ludwigshafen (KIA) ] Missing in Action on its 35th mission, to Augsburg, Germany, on 13 April 1944. Pilot Morris F. Swavel, Co-pilot Wilmer R. Goldinger, Navigator Theodore R. Lipchitz, Bombardier Philip W. Wade, Engineer/Top Turret gunner Alec Gwazdosky, Radio Operator Frank C. Bobrowicz, Ball Turret gunner Daniel J. Miller, Left Waist gunner William L. Walker, Right Waist gunner Robert J. Gibbs, Tail gunner James T. O’Brien (10 Killed in Action). Hit by Flak above Brussels on return from the mission. Fell out of formation and was last seen at about 10,000ft, leaving the Belgian coast near Ostend. Ditched in the North Sea about 18km W of Ostend harbour, Belgium. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 3947. ANOXIA QUEEN.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 390th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32686782
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32363766
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11122497
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade)
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-693672
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 6149248
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer

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Missions

  • Date: 13 April 1944

Events

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Failed to Return (FTR)

North Sea, 18km West of Ostend, Belgium 13 April 1944 Hit by Flak, ditched in the Channel, about 18km West of the entrance to the port of Ostend, Belgium

Revisions

Date8 Jun 2020 13:11:22
ContributorED-BB
Sources

ABMC 3947

Date8 Jun 2020 13:01:10
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 3947

Date18 Nov 2014 01:24:19
Contributorsquid890
Sources

390th Bomb Wing Web Site

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:50
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3947 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database