43-38232 Proud Pappy

Delivered Cheyenne 11/7/44; Hunter 20/7/44; Grenier 1/8/44; Assigned 861BS/493BG Debach 3/8/44; 8612BS; Missing in Action Merseburg 25/11/44 with John Miller, Chas Steindorf, Dan Zimmerman, Bob Karlson, Luther Hackman, Bill Ford, Bill Burns (7 Killed in Action); Jose Gonzales, Harry Kellermeyer (2 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Merseburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10769. PROUD PAPPY.

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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: 39709432
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 861st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35894785
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 861st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33500579
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 861st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36817791
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 861st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35581633
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

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Germany 1944-11-25

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:26
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 10769 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database