42-97590 Virgin mary

Delivered Cheyenne 30/12/43; Kearney 14/1/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 22/2/44; transferred 360BS/303BG [PU-A] Molesworth 13/3/44; battle damaged French A/fds 10/6/44 with Ernest Evans, Co-pilot: Stan Fisher, Navigator: Theo McDevitt, Bombardier: Ken Nebhut, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Cliff Bachman, Radio Operator: Ben Smith, Ball turret gunner: George Kepics, Waist gunner: Bob O’Hearn, Waist gunner: Clarry Cogdell, Tail gunner: ?? (10 Returned to Duty); crash landed Gt Gidding, UK; Salvaged 2 SAD 13/6/44. VIRGIN MARY.

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 171550??
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-683955
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34721359
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner; Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32448998
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20424921 / O-684305
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

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

Revisions

Date16 Jul 2020 20:05:13
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.
Added the A/C nickname listed in the A/C “Description”.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:14
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log