42-39938

Object Number - UPL 31164 - A/C 42-39952 & 42-39938 MACR 2196 & 2197

Delivered Long Beach 13/10/43; Gr Island 31/10/43; Assigned 548BS/385BG Gt Ashfield 21/11/43; Missing in Action Wilhelmshafen 3/2/44 with Herb Heuser, Co-pilot: Henry Madden, Navigator: Gene Bridle, Bombardier: Dick Roth, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Roy Blansit, Radio Operator: John Lucey, Ball turret gunner: John Marcinko, Waist gunner: Chas Klutcharch, Waist gunner: Lynn Ward,Tail gunner: Joe Simonick (10 Killed in Action); mid-air coll with 42-39952 (385BG) over North Sea of Texel, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 2197.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 385th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 548th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 548th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group
  • Role/Job: Pilot / Operations Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 548th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 548th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Private
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW)

English Channel 3 February 1944

Revisions

Date4 Jan 2018 19:13:22
ContributorMario
Sources

Grand Nephew of crew member of A/C 42-39953

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:51
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1897 / MACR 2197 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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