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42-30135 "Trouble Shooter" of the 95th BG. Lost second Schweinfurt mission 14 Oct 43 with William McPherson crew.

Connections

Units

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

People

  • William McPherson

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 42-30135 'Trouble Shooter. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Aircraft

  • 42-30135 Trouble Shooter

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/4/43; Smoky Hill 22/4/43; Presque Is 10/5/43; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-N] Polebrook 26/5/43. Transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-H] Horham 16/6/43. ...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 115

    14 October 1943
    This was the 2nd mission flown against the ball bearing industry at Schweinfurt, Germany and was as equally disastrous as that flown on 17-Aug-43. It came to be known as "Black Thursday". While fighter escort was dispatched, bad weather and lack of...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 April 2015 16:56:29 ssma43 Changes to person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Second Schweinfurt Memorial Association

Date Contributor Update
28 April 2015 16:43:41 ssma43 Created entry with caption and unit associations
Sources

Second Schweinfurt Memorial Association

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