44-8258

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'

Object Number - FRE 6533 - A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A,...

Delivered Dallas 28/7/44; Hunter 29/8/44; Dow Fd 2/9/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-A] Deenethorpe 5/10/44; battle damaged Mannheim 11/12/44 with Capt Chapman; force landed Melsbroek A/fd, Bel; destroyed on ground by enemy aircraft 1/1/45; Salvaged 2/1/45.

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13178814 / O-716614
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-389151
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Places

Missions

  • Date: 15 October 1944
  • Date: 17 October 1944
  • Date: 25 October 1944
  • Date: 26 October 1944
  • Date: 30 October 1944

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:56
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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