44-6180 Something Else

Delivered Tulsa 24/5/44; Hunter 13/6/44; Morrison 21/6/44; Dow Fd 28/6/44; Assigned 32BS/301BG Lucera 4/7/44; Missing in Action Lechfeld 12/9/44 with Spotswood Allen, Co-pilot: Randall, Navigator: White, Bombardier: Bolch, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Moore, Radio Operator: Head, Ball turret gunner: Lazenby, Waist gunner: Egyedi, Waist gunner: Adler,Tail gunner: Cabrara (10 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Karwendelhaus; MACR 8623.

Hit by flak leaving the target, afire in bomb bay and port engine/wing. Fire in bomb bay extinguished, then crew baled out. Approx 1 minute later A/C exploded.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 301st Bomb Group 32nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31083538
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 301st Bomb Group 32nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17114791 / O-819051
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 301st Bomb Group 32nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38069028
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 301st Bomb Group 32nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39692202
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 301st Bomb Group 32nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36013693
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Tulsa AAF, OK 24 May 1944 Delivered Tulsa AAF 24-May-44.

Assigned

Lucera, Italy 4 July 1944 Assigned to 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF.

Crashed

Karwendelhaus, Austria 12 September 1944 Missing in Action Lechfeld 12-Sep-44 flak, crashed Karwendelhaus; 10 x POW MACR 8623.

Manufactured

Long Beach, CA Built at Douglas.

Revisions

Date26 Nov 2018 17:32:36
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:49
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log