42-97487 Hangover Haven

A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-97487) nicknamed "Hangover Haven" of the 401st Bomb Group after crash landing at Deenethorpe, 3 October 1944 Official caption on image: "GAD-1079 - (48-401)-(4-10-44) 7487 Crash." Handwritten caption on reverse: '3/10/44 A, 296 Extra. V. Maslen, 7487, "Hangover Haven".'

Object Number - FRE 8079 - A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-97487) nicknamed "Hangover Haven" of the 401st Bomb Group after crash landing at Deenethorpe, 3 October 1944...

Delivered Cheyenne 30/11/43; Kearney 16/12/43; Presque Isle 19/12/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-C] Deenethorpe 12/1/44; crash landed base 3/10/44, Salvaged 2 SAD. HANGOVER HAVEN.

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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 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36703821
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Togglier, Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32583791
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35598397
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Cheyenne, WY, USA 30 November 1943

Assigned

Deenethorpe Airfield, Deenethorpe NN17 3AN, UK 1 December 1944 401st BG 612th BS

Revisions

Date3 Dec 2017 04:27:08
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:13
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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