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Delivered Long Beach 12/10/43; Walla Walla 11/11/43; Assigned 728BS/452BG [9Z-G] Deopham Green 3/1/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Harry Homer, Co-pilot: Chas Canterbury, Navigator: Bob Longenecker, Bombardier: Ed Zell broken back, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Carnes (5 Killed in Action); Radio Operator: Bill Baumgardner, Ball turret gunner: Tom Griffith, Waist gunner: Elmer Michaud, Waist gunner: Norman Bethune, Tail gunner: Roy Dickey (5 Prisoner of War); damaged by enemy aircraft, crash landed three miles NE of Rudersdorf, Siegen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4818.

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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 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 730th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 730th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 730th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 730th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Brüx, 96465 Neustadt bei Coburg, Germany 1944-05-12

Crashed

Rudersdorf, 57234 Wilnsdorf, Germany 1944-05-12

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:51
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4818 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database