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Crew of B17 #42-31180 92nd Bombardment Group, 326th Bomb Squadron
Back Row, from left to right: Sgt Herman Rahn (radio), S/Sgt. Lewis Lilly (waist gunner), Sgt. Paul McDade (ball turret), M/Sgt. Nathan Grant (engineer), Sgt. Chester Zahaba (tail gunner), and Sgt. Samual Smith (waist gunner). Front row, left to right, Lt. Robert Clayton (pilot), Lt. Leon Cavender (co-pilot), Lt. John Gaibrath (navigator), Lt. Paul Alexander (bombardier).

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  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 326th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Paul Alexander

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Furstenau, GR on a mission to Schweinfurt, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-17G 42-31180. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Leon Cavender

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Furstenau, GR on a mission to Schweinfurt, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-17G 42-31180. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Clayton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Furstenau, GR on a mission to Schweinfurt, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-17G 42-31180. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Galbraith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Furstenau, GR on a mission to Schweinfurt, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-17G 42-31180. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Nathan Grant

    Military | Master Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Furstenau, GR on a mission to Schweinfurt, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-17G 42-31180. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Lewis Lilly

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Furstenau, GR on a mission to Schweinfurt, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-17G 42-31180. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Paul McDade

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Furstenau, GR on a mission to Schweinfurt, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-17G 42-31180. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Herman Rahn

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Furstenau, GR on a mission to Schweinfurt, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-17G 42-31180. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Samuel Smith

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Furstenau, GR on a mission to Schweinfurt, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-17G 42-31180. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Chester Zahaba

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Furstenau, GR on a mission to Schweinfurt, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31180. Killed in Action (KIA).

Aircraft

  • 42-31180

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/9/43; Gr Island 18/10/43; Nashville 24/10/43; Assigned 407BS/92BG PY-U] Podington 23/11/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 24/2/44 with Bob Clayton*, Co-pilot: Leon Cavender*, Navigator: John Galbraith*, Flight engineer/top turret...

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23 January 2019 12:29:12 Emily Changes to unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
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