42-97098 Fortress nine

Delivered Dorval (Montreal) 7/2/44; Assigned RAF [HB-761]; transferred USAAF 31/3/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG [K] Knettishall 1/7/44; Missing in Action Berlin 6/8/48 with Don Kluth, Co-pilot: Bob Stewart, Navigator: Fred Sanborn, Bombardier: Walt Collins, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Gus Maurer, Radio Operator: John Anderson, Ball turret gunner: Don Nelson, Waist gunner: Bob McIntyre, Tail gunner: Ernie Crawford (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Jagersteig, near Zehlendorf, Sth Berlin, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 7505. FORTRESS NINE.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36804761
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

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Events

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 1944-08-06

Revisions

Date7 Nov 2020 20:22:01
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

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

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:10
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7705 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database