43-37927 The Last Roundup

Delivered Cheyenne 6 June 1944; Kearney 16 June 1944; Grenier 30 June 1944; Assigned 832BS/486BG [3R-G] Sudbury 2 July 1944; 36 missions flown. Missing in Action Merseburg 6 December 1944. Pilot : Bruce C. Alexander; Co-Pilot Charles B. Bryson; Navigator Roy J. Sykora; Bombardier Walter C. Hummel; Engineer / Top Turret Gunner Roy L. Henry; Radio Operator Robert C. Cooke; Ball Turret Gunner Isadore Wolstein; Waist Gunner Dwight K. Shurtleff; Tail Gunner Chester Zolynski (9 Killed in Action). Flak, crashed Ijmuiden, The Netherlands. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 11048. THE LAST ROUNDUP.

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Units served with

A diagrammatic layout of AAF Station 174 - the USAAF codename for Sudbury airfield - while the 486th Bomb Group were stationed at the airbase as of the 22 June 1944.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 833rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-760522
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 833rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-771285
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 833rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36747223
  • Highest Rank: Corporal
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 833rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Corporal
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 833rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Places

Aerial photograph of Sudbury airfield looking south west, the bomb dump is to the upper right of the airfield, 29 February 1944. Photograph taken by 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, sortie number US/7PH/GP/LOC188. English Heritage (USAAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Acton

Missions

  • Date: 6 December 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

IJmuiden, The Netherlands 1944-12-06 Hit by Flak. Crashed between wavebreakers on the shores of Ijmuiden, The Netherlands.

Revisions

Date27 Nov 2015 07:21:29
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 11048
Corrections in spelling of some crew member names

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:25
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11048 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database