42-97400 Fuddy Duddy

Object Number - UPL 17756 - The Grossheim B-17 crew, shortly after arrival in Scotland, March 1944. BACK ROW Lewis Scott (bombardier), Edward Grossheim (pilot), Thomas Flavin...

Delivered Cheyenne 26/2/44; Kearney 12/3/44 (LT Edward H. Grossheim crew, as "Little Stinker"); Dow Fd 5/4/44 (LT Edward H. Grossheim crew, as "Little Stinker"); Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 7/4/44 (renamed "Fuddy Duddy"); Missing in Action Misburg 30/12/44 with Wylie Leverett, Bob Mihovich, Jim Tiffany, Bob Hildebrandt, Roy Davis, Edwin Haynia, Earl Danhour (7 Killed in Action); Larry Adler, Harry Hunt (2 Prisoner of War); mid air coll, crashed Wenings, Ger?. Missing Air Crew Report 11228. LITTLE STINKER (before UK) aka FUDDY DUDDY.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 447th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-814298
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 0765619
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, navigator

Places

Missions

  • Date: 19 July 1944
  • Official Description: More than 1,100 Heavy Bombers, operating in 5 forces, attack targets in Germany, including 2 plants producing hydrogen peroxide (an ingredient in V-weapon fuels), a chemical plant, 2 aircraft factories, 4 ball bearing plants, 6 Marshalling Yards, 4...

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 30 December 1944

Revisions

Date5 Mar 2020 06:17:22
Contributorphil marchese
Sources

Removed misidentified aircraft .

Date3 Feb 2017 19:38:52
Contributortimothymotz
Sources

Timothy Motz; from a mission list kept by Harold Motz, compared with Doyle Shields, "History of the 447th Bomb Group"

Date13 May 2016 17:09:54
Contributortimothymotz
Sources

Timothy Motz from info on 447bg.com

Date19 Sep 2015 16:56:40
Contributormdgtmstng
Sources

:Little Stinker" notations, from the personal records of Ed Grossheim.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:12
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11228 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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