42-97946 Hard T Get

Delivered Denver 12/4/44; Cheyenne 1/5/44; Kearney 16/5/44; Dow Fd 2/6/44; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO- ] Thurleigh 14/6/44; Missing in Action Gelsenkirchen 26/8/44 with Dean Allen, Waist gunner: Dick Huebotter,Tail gunner: Jim Carey (3 Prisoner of War); co-Chas Rapp, Navigator: Chas Evans, Bombardier: Mike Vlahos, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harvey Purkey, Radio Operator: Bob Newbigle, Ball turret gunner: Gene LeVeque (6 Killed in Action); flak knocked off wing tip, crashed Budberg, near Jagergitternetz, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 8464. HARD T’ GET.

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 368th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-759675
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 368th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19076562
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 368th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13087300 / O-716290
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 368th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19129898
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 368th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39135725
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

Budberg, Germany 1944-08-26 Failed to Return (FTR) Gelsenkirchen with Dean Allen crew. Crashed at Budberg. 3 x POW, 6 x KIA MACR 8464

Assigned

Thurleigh, UK 1944-06-14 Assigned 368BS, 306BG, 8AF USAAF.

Delivered

Denver AAF, CO 1944-04-12 Delivered Denver 12-Apr-44.

Revisions

Date25 Oct 2020 13:38:02
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:17
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 8464 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database