42-39894 Boomerang Barbara

Object Number - UPL 41906 - 42-39894 (photo from Finn Buch)

Delivered Long Beach 1/10/43; Gr Island 18/10/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 2/11/43; Missing in Action Rostock 20/2/44 with Jerry Payne, Co-pilot: Carl Cole, Navigator: Jim Kelley, Bombardier: Clarry Swanson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Marco Zumsolo, Radio Operator: John White, Ball turret gunner: Joe Pappalado, Waist gunner: Jim Ellis, Waist gunner: Grant Tucker (9 Killed in Action); Tail gunner: Andrea Alearese (Wounded in Action)(Prisoner of War); mech fault, crashed Brahesholom, NE of Assen, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 2432. BARBARA. Full report with photos: http://www.flensted.eu.com/1944020.shtml

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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33389045
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-691038
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18161373
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-809531
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32692194
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

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Events

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Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

England 20 February 1944

Revisions

Date15 Jun 2022 02:45:20
ContributorSalcarese
Sources

Salcarese

Date10 Mar 2020 13:29:14
ContributormiAmigo
Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:51
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 2432 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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