42-97260 Bow-Ur-Neck Steves

Object Number - UPL 49195 - B-17 42-97260 'Bow Ur Neck Steves', 303BG

Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/44; Kearney 4/3/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-Q] Molesworth 26/3/44; Missing in Action Saarbrucken (8m) 11/5/44 with Capt John Long, Co-pilot: Wilbur Gee, Bombardier: Joe Fahlbusch, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clarry Wilson, Radio Operator: Oscar Villasenor, Ball turret gunner: Frank Logan, Waist gunner: Albt Ledley, Waist gunner: Mace Henson (8 Killed in Action); Navigator: Henry Przybyszewski, Tail gunner: Tony Orlando, obs-Capt Bob Livingston (3 Prisoner of War); flak KOd #1, further shells took out #3, aircraft then exploded at Neuhaus, near Fischbach, four miles N of Saarbrucken, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 4868. BOW-UR-NECK STEVES.

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 303rd Bomb Group approved 7 November 1942.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-752560
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-817421
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38321150
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33373817
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-447678
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Observer

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

Fischbach, Germany 1944-05-11 Failed to Return Saarbrucken with Long crew; flak KOd #1, further shells took out #3, aircraft then exploded at Neuhaus, near Fischbach, four miles N of Saarbrucken; MACR 4868

Manufactured

Burbank, CA Built at Boeing.

Delivered

Cheyenne, WY 1944-02-12 Delivered Cheyenne AAF 12-Feb-44.

Assigned

Molesworth, UK 1944-03-26 Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date17 Apr 2021 16:30:39
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 18:41:11
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4868 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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