42-39943 Lassie Come Home

Object Number - UPL 45867 - Lassie Come Home A/C 42-39943 401st BG 612th SQ J.R. Tanner Crew Lost May 7, 1944 with B.G. Grimmett Crew

Delivered Long Beach 13/10/43; Gr Island 31/10/43;
Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-F] Deenethorpe 2/1/44;

Missing in Action Berlin 7/5/44 with Browning Grimmett, Co-pilot: John Leach, Bombardier: Chas Koontz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Platt, Radio Operator: Wilbur Lauer, Ball turret gunner: John Spiotti, Waist gunner: Calvin Yeager, Waist gunner: Roscoe Humphrey,Tail gunner: Bill Slaughter (9 Killed in Action); Navigator: Ray Haines (Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Hohnebostel, seven miles SE of Celle, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 4587. LASSIE COME HOME.

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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 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36703821
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Togglier, Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35598397
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37318955
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-687830
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Navigator

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Hohnebostel, 29364 Langlingen, Germany 7 May 1944

Revisions

Date12 Nov 2020 14:45:03
ContributorRob_Reh
Sources

401st BG

Date12 Nov 2020 14:25:23
ContributorRob_Reh
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401st BG

Date12 Nov 2020 14:13:19
ContributorRob_Reh
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401st BG

Date12 Nov 2020 14:12:46
ContributorRob_Reh
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401st BG

Date11 Sep 2020 22:19:20
ContributorRayWells
Sources

info from Phillip Staley`s son Ray

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:51
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4587 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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