UPL 22471

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"Fuddy Duddy" 43-38147 N8-L was assigned to 600th Squadron, of the 398th Bomb Group, as a replacement aircraft. It was declared MIA on 21st November, when on its 19th mission to Merseburg, Germany. Crew on board: Pilot-Lt. Charles E. Howell (KIA) Co-pilot-2nd Lt. William M. Bryan (KIA) Navigator-Lt. John J. Leyden, Jnr. (KIA) Bombardier-2nd Lt. Robert T. Gaynor (KIA) Top Turret Gunner-S/Sgt. Ralph F. Glancy (KIA) Radio Observer-T/Sgt. John W. Bahling (POW) Ball Turret Gunner-S/Sgt. Brooks U. Atchinson (KIA) Left Waist Gunner-S/Sgt. William H. Landrie (POW) Right Waist Gunner- S/Sgt. Jose M. Echevarria (POW) Tail Gunner- S/Sgt. Fred W. Cole (KIA)

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Units

The insignia of the 398th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 600th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36333591
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 600th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 600th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 603rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-817445
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 603rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31180915
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Fuddy duddy
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 600th Bomb Squadron

Locations

  • Site type: Other
  • Known as: Merseberg (common wrong spelling), Leuna

Mission

  • Date: 21 November 1944

Revisions

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
Contributoremma simpson
Sources

398th Bomb Group Collection via Nuthampstead Airfield Museum.

Date: 1 Jul 2016 14:53:32
Contributoremma simpson
Sources

From the 398th Bomb Group Collection via Nuthampstead Airfield Museum.