44-8634 Ida Wanna

Object Number - UPL 42281 - Second (of three) crews of "Ida Wanna," circa 1944. 22 year-old pilot Cyril "Joe" Stock is at the far-left in the rear. On a mission in December...

Delivered Lincoln 9/11/44; Grenier 3/12/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 6/12/44; Bombardier: Lt Emanuel Agnello Killed in ActionHamburg 17/1/45; Missing in Action Kaltenkirchen 7/4/45 with Dabney Sharp, Co-pilot: Capt Doug Anderson, Navigator: Carroll Gierde, Bombardier: Sgt Joe Stanfield, Ball turret gunner: Jack Basor, rcm-Bob Pearce, Waist gunner: Ellwood Fream,Tail gunner: John Halbritter (8 Killed in Action); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Arris Stephenson, Radio Operator: Ralph DeCelle (2 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft KOd #4, crashed Heide, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 14184. IDA WANNA.

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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
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: waist gunner, toggelier, B-17
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 731st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 558543
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 731st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron 731st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 731st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Places

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Ida Wanna
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 731st Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 7 April 1945

Revisions

Date4 Apr 2020 21:09:31
ContributorPete
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Pete

Date29 May 2017 21:29:37
ContributorJTaylor
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This B-17G, nicknamed IDA WANNA, had the crew who sadly went down with her as the only ones listed. I added the first crew who completed 35 missions in her to the connections. Of that group, only the Bombardier, Emanuel Agnello, was lost in action.

Date29 May 2017 21:17:46
ContributorJTaylor
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A few minor updates via Jon Taylor - Jack Taylor's son.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:05
ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 14184 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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