42-97844

Object Number - UPL 44441 - B-17G-35-VE #42-97844 Code: ET-R 95BG - 336th BS Shot down 9 March 1945

Delivered Denver 14/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-R] Horham 20/4/44; with Glovik 7/10/44, Waist gunner: Chas Buda KIA; 97m, Missing in Action Frankfurt 9/3/45 with Bill Durant (Ouratt?), Co-pilot: Dwight King, Navigator: Elmer Miles, Bombardier: Bill Waskow, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Vic Johnson, Ball turret gunner: Don Norvet, Waist gunner: Andrew Demchak, Tail gunner: Art Billings, Dave Willoughby voice int (9 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: John Star KIA; crashed Castl, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 12948.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17097530
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-749187
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12170026
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17134470
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Places

Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 1945-03-09

Delivered

Denver, CO

Assigned

Horham Airfield, UK 1944-04-20

Other

Shot Down

near Frankfurt, Germany 1945-03-09

Revisions

Date23 Nov 2021 15:40:45
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

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

Date17 Jul 2020 02:06:50
Contributor466thHistorian
Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:16
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 12948 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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