42-5060

Object Number - UPL 33101 - "Boeing B-17s returning from Lille creating a vapour trail." -B-17F's 42-5060 422nd BS 305th BG, 41-24614 'SNAFU' 346th BS 305th BG, 41-24591...

B-17F 42-5060 was delivered Cheyenne 13-Sep-42; Houlton 22-Oct-42; Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-Q] Chelveston 12-Nov-42; Missing in Action 4-Feb-43. Mission was to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany but the target was obscured by clouds, so the port area of Emden, Germany was bombed as a target of last resort. The aircraft crashed near Den Helder, Holland. 10 KIA No MACR issued.

P Capt William K. Davidson (KIA) CP: Charles W. McMehen (KIA)
N 2Lt John H. Kinsey, Jr. (KIA); B 2Lt James W. Bryant (KIA)
E/TTG SSgt Kermit R. Plaskett (KIA); RO SSgt Jack C. Hickman (KIA)
BTG SSgt Leroy J. Moyer (KIA); LWG SSgt Robert L. McKnight (KIA)
RWG SSgt Charles Peterson (KIA); TG SSgt Paul E. Heatherly (KIA)

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 422nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-726119
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 422nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-433358
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 422nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14063816
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 422nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18052881
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 422nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-727023
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Den Helder, Netherlands 1943-02-04 Exact reason for loss is not known as no MACR was issued. Aircraft crashed near Den-Helder, Holland.

Revisions

Date28 Jan 2015 20:48:11
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 28-Jan-2015. Corrected Description with crash location per "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A Hey MBE.

Date27 Jan 2015 19:46:23
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 27-Jan-2015. Added nickname, block number, FTR event, crew position, rank, full proper name and disposition, added markings, edited description with target information per "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE; Made connections to Place and Mission within existing website data; Names and SN confirmed from American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) record.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:52
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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