42-97124

Delivered Cheyenne 29/1/44; Kearney 20/2/44; Presque Is 27/2/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 11/3/44; transferred 545BS/384BG [JD-M] Grafton Underwood 12/3/44; Missing in Action Augsburg 13/4/44 with Herb Swenson, Co-pilot: Don Smith, Navigator: Chas White, Bombardier: Austin Dunning, Radio Operator: Clarry Wieseckel, Waist gunner: Don Brown (6 evaded capture); Ball turret gunner: Gordon McIntosh, Waist gunner: Ralph Sack,Tail gunner: Ed Zabinski (3 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Young (KIA-in enemy aircraft attack); enemy aircraft, crashed Berismenil, near Laroche-en-Ardenne, 12 miles N of Bastogne, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 3870.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-667228
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33213036
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-751251
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Places

The mission board of the 457th Bomb Group. Official caption printed on image: '(GM-299-2-457)(16/5/45)(Op's Board's).'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Connington

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 1944-04-13

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:10
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3870 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database