42-39979

Delivered Long Beach 23/10/43; Gr Island 13/11/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-H] Deenethorpe 2/1/44; Missing in Action Stettin 11/4/44 with Frank Kuhl, Co-pilot: Ed Czupryk, Navigator: Armand Sussman, Bombardier: Bill Urry, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Robinson, Radio Operator: Ed Shaw, Waist gunner: Bob Funk, Waist gunner: Bill Smith, Tail gunner: Jim Terwiske (9 Prisoner of War); Ball turret gunner: Ray Dziadzia (Killed in Action); flak holed gas tanks then hit by enemy aircraft, ship exploded crashed Oythe, near Vechta, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 4018.

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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: 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 457th Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron 748th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-808151
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 457th Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron 748th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11101178
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 457th Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron 748th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37501161
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner

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Events

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 11 April 1944

Revisions

Date16 Aug 2020 23:22:57
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:51
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4017 / MACR 4018 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database