42-39972 Our Buddy

Object Number - UPL 48625

Delivered Long Beach 23/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 18/1/44, Missing in Action Misburg 31/12/44 with Jack Money, Radio Operator: Frank Machen, Ball turret gunner: Don Lester, Waist gunner: Gerald Stimmel, Tail gunner: Grady Miller (5 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Bob Neudorfer, Navigator: Joe Hill (Wounded in Action), Bombardier: Frank Jones, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clyde Bellefeuille (4 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Rotenburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11233. OUR BUDDY.

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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 730th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 730th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19189833
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier Navigator

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Events

Event Location Date Description

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 31 December 1944

Revisions

Date14 Mar 2021 17:51:57
ContributorPete
Sources

Corrected date of MIA

Date14 Mar 2021 17:21:50
ContributorPete
Date11 Feb 2018 18:44:13
ContributorPete
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date10 Feb 2018 20:36:17
ContributorPete
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452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date6 May 2016 20:55:53
ContributorPete
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:51
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11233 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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