44-6601 Lucky lady

Object Number - UPL 21864

Delivered Lincoln 21/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 13/10/44; Missing in Action Heilbronn 20/1/45 with Cecil Belton (EVD- joined Dutch Resistance); Co-pilot: Andy Shanks, Navigator: Carl Chillberg, Bombardier: Claude Bogert, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sylvester Salamone, Radio Operator: Tom Rogan, Ball turret gunner: Warren Neilsen, Waist gunner: Bill Monroe,Tail gunner: Melvin Williams (8 Killed in Action); flak KOd #2, crashed Midwoud, 30 miles N of Amsterdam, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 11796. LUCKY LADY.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 452nd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 778379
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39914962
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Hollland 1945-01-20

Revisions

Date16 Feb 2018 18:08:17
ContributorPete
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:52
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11796 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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