42-5878 Badger's Beauty, Yankee Eagle

Delivered Long Beach 14/4/43; Smoky Hill 22/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Salt Lake City 18/5/43; Dow Fd 27/5/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-W] Thorpe Abbotts 30/5/43 BADGER'S BEAUTY; transferred 533BS/381BG [VP-Q] Ridgewell 18/9/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Wilfred Perot, Co-pilot: Dudley Jones, Navigator: Bob Weaver, Bombardier: Adelbert Faulconer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Jerinowski, Radio Operator: O.K. Daniels, Ball turret gunner: Phillip Ball, Waist gunner: Walter Turk,Tail gunner: Tom Graham (9 Killed in Action), Waist gunner: Edwin Bosley (Prisoner of War); coll with enemy aircraft, crashed two miles E of Heyersum, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1874. YANKEE EAGLE.

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The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Air base

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19122617
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37328620
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34408851
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator, Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-682093
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Pilot

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 1944-01-11

Revisions

Date2 Feb 2018 02:04:00
ContributorARowe95
Sources

ARowe95

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:57
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1874 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database