Joseph L Hudson

media-19275.jpeg UPL 19275 Nance Pg 2 Missing Air Crew Reports

MACR 141from AFHRA/RSA Maxwell AFB, AL 27 Apr 2007
Nephew John G Gorse

Object Number - UPL 19275 - Nance Pg 2

B-17 #4229752 ditched in Channel 13 May 1943. Returned to base. May also have a mention in Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I p. 161 by Bishop & Hey for 24 June 1943, B17 41-9174 was on a navigational test flight when problems developed on takeoff.

Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #4230355 'Dallas Rebel. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW).


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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


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 337th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-734078, 16058815
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot


  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: No 11 Combat Crew Replacement Center 92nd Bomb Group 97th Bomb Group 326th Bomb Squadron 340th Bomb Squadron
US Correspondent William Shirer (middle, with glasses) meets the 40-mission veteran 305th Bomb Group B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "We The People" and its crew. Passed for publication 4 Jul 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'William Shirer Sees Veteran Flying Fortress "We The People". Famous U.S. Correspondent William Shirer, whose book on Germany was a great success, visited a U.S. Flying Fortresses[sic] station in England where he saw the veteran plane "We The People" which has carried out 40 missions.
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Dallas Rebel
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 337th Bomb Squadron


Event Location Date Description


Prisoner of war

28 July 1943


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Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 141;
- Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 141; Roll of Honor,  Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop and Hey p. 117, Snetterton Falcons by Doherty and Ward p. 20; Snetterton Falcons, pg 24

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