42-52228 Hairless Joe

Missing in Action 20/7/44, last seen near Friedrichshafen, Germany, Missing Air Crew Report 6971.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 454th Bomb Group 738th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-711317
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Service Numbers: 16017806
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Eng/Gnr
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Service Numbers: 33679987
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Arm Gnr
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Service Numbers: O-815138
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Service Numbers: 37202808
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Friedrichshafen, Germany

Revisions

Date3 Jan 2018 13:26:04
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Correction: *42-52228

Date3 Jan 2018 13:21:32
ContributorLucy May
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This record was initially for B-17 42-5228 but now, given further edits to the record, it represents B-24 42-55228.
Serial number of aircraft is typed up as 42-5228 in MACR 6971 but this has been corrected by a user to 42-52228:
https://www.fold3.com/image/28677568

See further sources: http://www.b24bestweb.com/hairlessjoe-v3-1.htm

Date21 Dec 2017 10:18:50
ContributorKauko56
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MACR 6971

Date21 Dec 2017 09:50:08
ContributorKauko56
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MACR 6971

Date21 Dec 2017 09:43:12
ContributorKauko56
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MACR 6971

Date21 Dec 2017 09:41:14
ContributorKauko56
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MACR 6971

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:54
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log