42-97383 N-nan

Object Number - UPL 19241 - Flying Fortress B-17G 42-97383 [336BS] flies ahead of 42-97194, both from 95th BG, 8AF USAAF.

Delivered Cheyenne 24/2/44; Kearney 10/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 20/4/44; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-F] Horham 1/5/44; 336BS [ET-F]; with E.R. Fletcher force landed RAF Woodbridge 3/10/44; with J.D. Waddell force landed Belgium 30/4/44; 49m Missing in Action Merseburg 30/11/44 with Gene Payne, Navigator: Jacob Baer, Bombardier: Theo Savalos, Radio Operator: Elias Schwartz, Ball turret gunner: Cliff Mussehl, Waist gunner: John Crevett, Tail gunner: Ed Bukrim (7 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Bob Schmolke, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Herchel Greshman (2 Killed in Action); crashed Merseburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10839. N-NAN

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron 336th Bomb Squadron 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34635701
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Places

Missions

  • Date: 30 April 1944
  • Date: 30 November 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

Merseburg, Germany 1944-11-30 - 1944-11-30 Missing in Action Merseburg 30/11/44. Crashed Merseburg, Germany. (2 x KIA, 7 x POW) Missing Air Crew Report MACR 10839

Crashed

Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK 1944-10-03 Force landed RAF Woodbridge 3/10/44. Pilot Lt E R Fletcher.

Crashed

Belgium 1944-04-30 Force landed Belgium 30/4/44. Pilot Lt J D Waddell.

Revisions

Date19 May 2022 10:41:36
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date7 Jul 2020 19:58:25
Contributormwaocdoc
Sources

I added a nickname from the mission list "N-NAN" my father served as Navigator with the Lyle Scott crew.

Date3 Jun 2020 17:57:46
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

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

Date1 Dec 2015 12:13:29
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:12
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 10839 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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