42-97478 Shade Ruff #2

Object Number - UPL 23181 - B-17G-15-VE #42-97478 "Shade Ruff #2" Assigned to 614th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 401st Bombardment Group (Heavy). The names painted at the...

Delivered Cheyenne 28/11/43; Wendover 12/12/43; Nutts Corner, Belfast, N. I. 20/1/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG Glatton 9/1/44; 749BS; transferred 614BS/401BG [IW-Q] Deenethorpe 11/3/44.

Detailed Merseburg 11/9/44 with Garrett Filemyr, Co-pilot: Herb Claxton, Navigator: Ed Robinson, ng-David Tutwiler, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Herb Shanks, Ball turret gunner: Bill Reynolds, Tail gunner: Malcolm Culver (7 Returned to Duty); Radio Operator: Jim Parkes, Waist gunner: Tom Campbell (2 POW-bailed out after flak hits between #1 and #2,) but aircraft limped home safely.

Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/6/45. Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 6/12/45.

Shade Ruff #2

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35609627
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight engineer / Top turret
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32567892
  • Highest Rank: Corporal
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12087259 / O-819965
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-?
  • Highest Rank: First 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

Delivered

Cheyenne, WY, USA 1943-11-28

Assigned

Glatton, Huntingdon PE28, UK 1944-01-09 457th BG

Assigned

Deenethorpe, Corby NN17, UK 1944-03-11 401st BG 614th BS

Revisions

Date21 Apr 2021 00:38:29
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date2 Aug 2019 14:29:51
ContributorShade Ruff
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Updated.

Date30 Jul 2019 14:47:36
ContributorShade Ruff
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Corrected spelling.

Date11 Apr 2019 15:52:13
Contributorphil marchese
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Type in nickname corrected to #2.

Date22 Aug 2016 00:54:12
Contributor466thHistorian
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B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date24 Jun 2015 14:00:24
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Associated people from MACR 8921 - http://www.fold3.com

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:13
ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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