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Mention in MACR 4162 about the circumstances of the bailing out of Sgts David C. Blodgett, Carl J. Eckhart and Frank G. Scorsune. All three were subsequently made prisoner. The pilot, Lt Frank A. Bartos flew the plane back to England.

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People

  • David Blodgett

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    David C. Blodgett grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He attended Franklin High School there and enlisted in the Air Corps in October 1942. In February 1944, he was stationed with the 305th Bomb Group in Ardmore, Oklahoma as an instructor in aerial...

  • Frank Scorsune

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Frank Scorsune was Right Waist Gunner on B-17G #42-102457 'Filthy Hag" when it was hit by Flak at an altitude of 23,000 feet on the 22 April 1944 mission to Hamm, Germany. It caught fire, 2 engines on the same side were knocked out and the...

Aircraft

  • 42-102457 Filthy Hag, Gloria

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Field 4 March 1944; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-R] Rougham 6 April 1944. Nicknamed "FILTHY HAG". Was hit by Flak at an altitude of 23,000 feet on the 22 April 1944 mission to Hamm, Germany. It caught fire, 2...

Missions

  • 311

    22 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 September 2015 16:07:33 ED-BB Created entry with caption, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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MACR 4162

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