42-97557 Mercy's Madhouse

Object Number - UPL 25875 - B-17 42-97557 "Mercy's Madhouse"

Delivered Denver 20/12/43; 1SAG Langley 12/1/44; Mitchell 15/1/44; Assigned 482BG (H2X) Alconbury 5/2/44; transferred 422NLS/305BG [JJ-S] Chelveston 20/3/44; 544BS/384BG [SU-X] Grafton Underwood 4/8/44; 358BS/303BG [VK-X] Molesworth 8/44; landing accident at base with Werner Goering 7/12/44; transferred 398BG Nuthampstead 22/5/45; no ops, to RAF Valley 2/6/45; 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 1/12/45. MERCY'S MADHOUSE.

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 303rd Bomb Group approved 7 November 1942.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
The insignia of the 398th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32156178
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16116747 / T-123644
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Navigator / Mickey Op
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17089743
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 359th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-392754
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Squadron Commander
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14192489 / O-929145
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Manufactured

Long Beach, CA Built at Vega.

Delivered

Denver AAF, CO 1943-12-20 Delivered Denver AAF 20-Dec-43.

Assigned

Alconbury UK 1944-02-05 Assigned 482BG, 8AF 5-Feb-44.

Assigned

Chelveston UK 1944-03-20 Transferred to 422NLS, 305BG , 8AF 20-Mar-44.

Assigned

Grafton Underwood, UK 1944-08-04 Transferred to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF 4-Aug-44.

Assigned

Molesworth, UK Transferred to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF Aug-44.

Crashed

Molesworth, UK 1944-12-07 Landing accident at base with Lt Werner Goering 7-Dec-44, U/C collapsed.

Assigned

Nuthampstead UK 1945-05-22 Transferred to 398BG 22-May-45.

Other

Relocated

RAF Valley, Holyhead, UK 1945-06-02 To RAF Valley 2-Jun-45.

Other

Returned ZI

Bradley AAF, CT 1945-06-07 Returned to the USA Bradley AAF 7-Jun-45.

Other

Scrapped

Kingman AAF, AZ Scrapped Kingman AAF.

Revisions

Date15 Jan 2017 18:45:49
ContributorYorkshireman
Sources

Hutchinson & Cortright

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:14
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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