42-97128 Screwball Express

Object Number - UPL 39114 - "A crew of the 379th Bomb Group poses beside the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Screwball Express' at an 8th Air Force base in England, 15 June...

Delivered Cheyenne 29/1/44; Alexandra 15/2/44; Presque Is 4/3/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 6/3/44; transferred 384BG Grafton Underwood 12/3/44; 527BS/379BG [FO-M] Kimbolton 28/12/44.

Missing in Action Ingolstadt 5/4/45 with Joe Hourtal, Martin Kane (2 Killed in Action).
Ed Robertson, Carlos Whitehead, Dick Rowan, John Roberts, Sam Reeves, Don Millar (6 Returned to Duty).
Crashed Bellheim, Germany.
SCREWBALL EXPRESS.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 379th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14079510 / O-810816
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 526th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-689132
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 39277655
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 526th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37481660
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 527th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-817682
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

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

Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Bellheim, Germany 5 April 1945

Revisions

Date22 Dec 2021 19:39:25
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added the Production block number and Manufacturer per info on the internet.
SOURCE: https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/production-block/b-17g-40-bo-42-97058-4…

Date17 Jun 2015 11:29:15
Sources

Associated people from MACR 15864 - http://www.fold3.com/image/29426412/

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:10
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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