George Withers Stier

Military

Object Number - UPL 7455 - Nose art on 42-37781. Following a routine practice mission on 26 December 1943, the right main landing gear would not extend. The Pilot, George...

Crash landed Southeast of Amiens, France after being damaged by fighters on a mission to Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany on 16 Mar 1944 in B-17G 42-37848 'Sissy'. Prisoner of War (POW).
Earlier RTD. 31 December 1943, B17 A/C 42-31073 crashed at Whittlesey (East of Peterborough), UK after a mission to Gironde, France. Eight crewmen bailed out. The pilots crash landed. 10 RTD

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12140177
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Silver Dollar
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Sissy
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron

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Wheels Up Landing

Little Staughton, Bedford, Bedford MK44, UK 26 December 1943 Following a routine practice mission in 42-37781, Silver Dollar, the right main landing gear would not extend. The Pilot, George Withers Stier, was directed to fly to Little Staughton, Station 127, and make a belly landing there. This was accomplished with no injury to the crew. The aircraft was repaired and flew her next mission on 6 March 1944.

Born

Lexington, MO 64067, USA

Revisions

Date27 Oct 2017 10:48:41
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- 384thbombgroup.com http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=3861;
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- MACR 3244;
- Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces,

Date18 Jan 2015 19:48:47
Contributorbombercommand
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date27 Sep 2014 18:11:19
ContributorAAM
Sources

AAIR 43-12-26-507 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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