42-97992 Hap Hazard Trouble Buggy

Delivered Dallas 26/4/44; Langley 24/6/44; Dow Fd 15/7/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-Q] Horham 16/7/44 HAP HAZARD; 336BS [OE-G]; 412BS [QW-Q]; with W. Hatheway, Navigator: Gene Petrocene (Killed in Action), obs-D.A. Pomeroy (Wounded in Action) and Xn-Alvin Kahnoskie (Wounded in Action), force landed Melsbroek, Bel. 28/9/44; with J. G. Wilson force landed RAF Woodbridge, Sfk 25/12/44; with G. L. Braund force landed RAF Manston, Kent 5/1/45 9 RTD; taxied into parked aircraft 42-31410 with John Durham 15/4/45; 49m, Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 26/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29/11/45. TROUBLE BUGGY.

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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 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39552583
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19087003
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-703359
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Places

Missions

  • Date: 28 September 1944

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Berlin Bessie, I Dood It
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Melsbroek, 1820 Steenokkerzeel, Belgium 1944-09-28 Force landed Melsbroek, Belgium 28/9/44. Navigator: Gene Petrocene (KIA), obs-D A PomeroyWIA and Xn-Alvin KahnoskieWIA. Pilot Lt W Hatheway.

Crashed

Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK 1944-12-25 Force landed RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk 25/12/44. Pilot Lt J G Wilson.

Crashed

Manston, Ramsgate, Kent CT12, UK 1945-01-05 Force landed RAF Manston, Kent 5/1/45. Pilot Lt Gordon L Braund. (9 x RTD).

Crashed

Durham, County Durham, UK 1945-04-15 Taxied into parked aircraft 42-31410 with Pilot Lt John O Durham 15/4/45.

Other

Returned Stateside

Bradley Field, Salisbury, NC 28147, USA 1945-06-24 Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45. Sold for Scrap.

Revisions

Date9 Jun 2020 21:26:58
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added several spaces in the Description for readability.

Date14 Dec 2015 14:42:28
ContributorAl_Skiff
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AAM DB Entry Correction.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:18
ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log