43-38225

Delivered Cheyenne 10/7/44; Kearney 19/7/44; Dow Fd 5/8/44; Assigned 861BS/493BG [Q4-K] Debach 7/8/44; Missing in Action Stuttgart 13/9/44 with Don Vandertill, Co-pilot: Abe Galfunt, Navigator: Fred Barish, Bombardier: Ed Colvin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ben Dukowski, Radio Operator: Carl Fegely, Ball turret gunner: Lou Aiello, Waist gunner: Bob Pike,Tail gunner: Adolph Lamb (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Boerstadt, NE of Kaiserlautern, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 8865.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 493rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 861st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32869580
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 861st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-814002
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 861st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-694426
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 861st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 863rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33370795
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 1944-09-13

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:26
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 8865 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database