44-6261 Never Satisfied

Object Number - UPL 24323 - B-17G-50-DL #44-6261 463rd BG - 773rd BS - 15th AF

Delivered Hunter 17/6/44; Grenier 26/6/44; Assigned 773BS/463BG Celone 12/7/44; Missing in Action Vienna 13/10/44 with Gale Patterson, Co-pilot: Rudolph Kiss, Navigator: Earl Waricher, Bombardier: Earle Barber, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Stilinovich, Radio Operator: Alex Bryant, Ball turret gunner: Wilbur High, Waist gunner: Bill Stefanski, Waist gunner: Tony Rizio, Tail gunner: Harry Howland (10 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Csurga; Missing Air Crew Report 9204. NEVER SATISFIED.

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Units served with

Round patch of the 463rd Bomb Group depicting a stork delivering a 1000 pound bomb. Text below reads "The Swoose"
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 463rd Bomb Group 773rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37582702
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Ball-Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 463rd Bomb Group 773rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-815633
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot (1091)
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 463rd Bomb Group 775th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Foggia Satellite #1, San Nicola-d'Arpi

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Savannah, GA, USA 17 June 1944 Hunter Army Airfield

Assigned

Foggia, Province of Foggia, Italy 17 July 1944 463rd BG 773rd BS

Crashed

Csurgó, 8840 Hungary 13 October 1944 Missing in Action Vienna 13/10/44 with Gale Patterson, Co-pilot: Rudolph Kiss, Navigator: Earl Waricher, Bombardier: Earle Barber, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Stilinovich, Radio Operator: Alex Bryant, Ball turret gunner: Wilbur High, Waist gunner: Bill Stefanski, Waist gunner: Tony Rizio,Tail gunner: Harry Howland (10 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Csurga; Missing Air Crew Report 9204. NEVER SATISFIED.

Revisions

Date30 Apr 2022 20:06:35
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid readability.

Date14 Nov 2016 02:27:09
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:49
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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