44-6486

media-40354.jpeg UPL 40354 Mission log kept by SSGT George H. Simpson of the 15th AF, 97th BG, 342nd BS.

Notable planes include:
Ship No. 255, B-17G serial number 44-6255 "Harriet's Chariot", which was assigned to 342BS/97BG Amendola on March 7th, 1944.

Ship No. 175 is believed to be B-17G 44-6175 "Miss Fits", which was assigned to 341BS/97BG.

Removed incorrect association to notable aircraft (Red Gremlin/Superman) which I had mistakenly added previously.

Object Number - UPL 40354 - Mission log kept by SSGT George H. Simpson of the 15th AF, 97th BG, 342nd BS. Notable planes include: Ship No. 255, B-17G serial number 44-6255 ...

Delivered Lincoln 18/8/44; force landed base with ? 29/8/44; Grenier 9/9/44; Assigned 342BS/97BG Amendola 28/9/44; Missing in Action Salzburg 11/11/44 with 2Lt Paul E Bohonek, 2Lt George G Croller, 2Lt John R Flint, S/Sgt Max E Barner, S/Sgt Victor A Martyn, Sgt Eddie V Gullett, Sgt Charles A Charrange, T/Sgt James B Lindsay, Sgt John S Brunstetter, Sgt Vernon J Willison; mid air coll with 44-6366, crashed Treviso; Missing Air Crew Report 9861.

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Units served with

Ground personnel of the 97th Bomb Group reservice a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-9023) nicknamed "Yankee Doodle", following the raid on Rouen. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 18 Aug 1942.' [stamp], 'Air=SER (Boeing).' [written annotation] and '216112.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'U.S FLYING FORTRESSES RAID ROUEN IN DAYLIGHT. Associated Press Photo Shows: No sooner had one of the huge Fortresses landed after the raid than ground crew im
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

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Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 341st Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Lincoln Air National Guard Base, W Furnas Ave, Lincoln, NE 68524, USA 18 August 1944 Delivered Lincoln AAF 18-Aug-44.

Assigned

71040 Amendola FG, Italy 28 September 1944 Assigned 342BS, 97BG, 15AF Amendola 28-Sep-44.

Crashed

31100 Treviso, Province of Treviso, Italy 11 November 1944 Missing in Action Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mid air collision with 44-6366, crashed Treviso MACR 9861.

Manufactured

Seattle, WA, USA Built at Boeing.

Revisions

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Sources

Personal archives of SSGT George H. Simpson, Taillgunner, 342nd BS, 97th BG, 15th AF

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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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