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Delivered Denver 18/11/43; Kearney 1/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-B] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; Missing in Action Augsburg 19/7/44 with Jim Bodker, Co-pilot: George Brandon*, Navigator: Albt Steindam, tog-Carlyle Telford, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Cyrus Gullekson, Radio Operator: Max Hostetler*, Ball turret gunner: Henry Chandler, Waist gunner: Joda Evans*,Tail gunner: Warren Robinson (9POW-*all wia); enemy aircraft, force landed Mils Inntal, Austria, 42 SW of Innsbruck, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 7261. CHALLENGER aka SWEETHEART.

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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 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17130749
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner / Togglier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20617624 / O-804622
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 19 July 1944

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:12
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7261 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database