44-8697

Delivered Hunter 30/11/44; Dow Fd 10/12/44; Assigned 413BS/96BG [MZ- ] Snetterton 12/12/44; Missing in Action Dresden 2/3/45 with Herb Stillwell, Co-pilot: Lloyd Snyder, Navigator: Arnold Schulke, Bombardier: Joel Nussenoff, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ledley Basden, Radio Operator: Hans Paulsen, Ball turret gunner: Herb Lafon, Waist gunner: Pat Vinzant, Tail gunner: Neil Wagner (9 Killed in Action); mid air coll with #43-37767 (96BG) over North Sea, crashed off Southwold, Sfk; Missing Air Crew Report 12846.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 96th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15074557
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Places

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Star Eyes, My Ideal
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW)

English Channel 2 March 1945

Revisions

Date21 Jan 2020 20:59:04
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a connection to the A/C #43-37767.

Date21 Jan 2020 20:57:21
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a unit connection to the 8th AF.

Date19 Jan 2020 22:55:21
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a space in front of the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” for clarity.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:05
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 12846 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database