43-38501 Sweet chariot

Object Number - UPL 13377 - B17G 43-38501, code BK-C, "Sweet Chariot" 546th BS was the last 384th Bomb Group aircraft to be lost in combat, shot down on the mission to the...

Delivered Cheyenne 10/8/44; Kearney 21/8/44; Grenier 7/9/44; Assigned 546th Bomb
Squadron, 384th Bomb Group, Squadron Code BK-C, Grafton Underwood on 23 September 1944; Missing in Action on a mission to Pilsen, Czecho. on 25 April 1945 with Andrew Gordon Lovett, Stanley Frank Kloss, Milton J. Haney (3 evaded capture); Donald John Unger, Conrad W. Brown, Louis V. Froelinger, Robert j. Blasé, Walter Arthur Carney (5 Prisoner of War); shot down by flak, crashed near Pilsen, CZ.
Missing Air Crew Report 14317. SWEET CHARIOT.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15122521
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36683324
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Togglier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13187746
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16125307
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36642712
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Places

Missions

  • Date: 5 October 1944
  • Date: 25 October 1944
  • Date: 8 November 1944
  • Date: 9 November 1944
  • Date: 11 November 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 1945-04-25

Revisions

Date22 Oct 2018 11:10:04
ContributorDylanHearn
Sources

384thBombGroup.com

Date27 Feb 2015 03:25:12
Contributorbombercommand
Sources

384thbombgroup.com
MACR 14317

Date27 Feb 2015 03:10:48
Contributorbombercommand
Sources

384thbombgroup.com
MACR 14317

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:29
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 14317 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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