42-97465 The Scarlet Harlot

Object Number - UPL 26243 - Crew photo for B-17 No. 42-97465. This photo contains most of the crew members of 42-97465, but appears to be missing the pilot of that ship, Robert...

Delivered Denver 23/11/43; Wendover 12/12/43; Assigned 751BS/457BG [B] Glatton 9/2/44; Missing in Action Marienburg April 9, 1944 with Robert Walker, Waist gunner: Kneeland Parshley, Tail gunner: Bruce Kustaborder (3 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: JB Latham, Navigator: Frank Jackson, Bombardier: Marlin Greenawalt, Radio Operator: David Gerber, Ball turret gunner: Frank Croft, Waist gunner: Leland Mills[wia] (6 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lionel Havlas (evaded capture); enemy aircraft, crashed Ossecken, 30 miles W of Gdynia, Poland; Missing Air Crew Report 3665.

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Units served with

Unofficial emblem of the 457th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 751st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12209008
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 751st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32696077
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 751st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-688346
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 751st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37240790
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 751st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-692316
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

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

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Gdynia, Poland 1944-04-09 Crashed near Ossecken, about 30 miles west of Gdynia, Poland.

Delivered

Denver, CO, USA 1943-11-23

Delivered

Wendover, UT 84083, USA 1943-12-12

Assigned

1944-02-09 Assigned 751st Bomb Squadron, 457th Bomb Group [B] Glatton

Other

Base

Glatton, Huntingdon PE28, UK 1944-04-08 42-97465 departed from Station 130 (Glatton) on April 9, 1944.

Revisions

Date10 Jun 2020 20:25:01
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date25 Feb 2017 07:25:20
ContributorGrants Pass
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David Gerber's claim that the plane was named the "Scarlet Harlot" has been confirmed by the family of another crew member.

Date15 Feb 2017 05:17:26
ContributorGrants Pass
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MACR 3665

Date13 Feb 2017 07:07:10
ContributorGrants Pass
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3665 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date13 Feb 2017 01:25:14
ContributorGrants Pass
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3665 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date13 Feb 2017 01:22:47
ContributorGrants Pass
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3665 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date11 Feb 2017 21:58:17
ContributorGrants Pass
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MACR 3665

Date11 Feb 2017 21:54:25
ContributorGrants Pass
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Latham family.

Date11 Feb 2017 09:02:20
ContributorGrants Pass
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Latham records.

Date11 Feb 2017 08:56:01
ContributorGrants Pass
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Latham records.

Date10 Feb 2017 06:50:06
ContributorGrants Pass
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Newspaper articles.

Date10 Feb 2017 06:46:17
ContributorGrants Pass
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Family records, newspaper articles.

Date10 Feb 2017 06:43:27
ContributorGrants Pass
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Family of JB Latham.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:13
ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3665 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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