42-39820 Also Ran - Still Running

Delivered Long Beach 9/9/43; Scott 28/10/43; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-J] Deenethorpe 14/11/44; Missing in Action Stettin 11/4/44 with Sam Wilson, Co-pilot: Elgin Gattis*, Navigator: Larry Sudakov, Bombardier: John Daly, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jesse Corley, Radio Operator: Homer Kelley, Ball turret gunner: Beryle Corntassel, Waist gunner: Bill Wolf, Waist gunner: John Morrissey, Tail gunner: Leon Sokol* (10 POW- * picked up ten days later over Dutch border); flak, crashed Haus, near Steinhagen, six miles W of Bielefeld, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 4015. ALSO RAN – STILL RUNNING.

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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 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-739145
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

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Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 11 April 1944

Revisions

Date27 Oct 2021 20:33:43
Contributorjmoore43
ChangesChanges to description
Sources

Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date10 Sep 2021 22:32:19
Contributoracbernstein1
ChangesChanges to nicknames, markings and mission associations
Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:50
ContributorAAM
ChangesAAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4015 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database