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Delivered Cheyenne 11/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Grenier 6/1/44; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-K] Podington 5/2/44; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Rex Townsend, Co-pilot: Gunnar Swanson, Navigator: Ken Kinsella, Bombardier: Ralph Ballmer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Horton, Radio Operator: Ingvard Jensen, Ball turret gunner: Bill Bedenk, Waist gunner: Dave Elowitz, Waist gunner: Harry Degroat (9 Killed in Action);Tail gunner: Orlando Maiocco (Prisoner of War); flak hit, ship broke in half, crashed Brookstreek, near Mariendrebber, for miles N of Diepholz, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2996.

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 327th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 327th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 327th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 327th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 327th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 6 March 1944

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:13
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 2996 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database