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S/Sgt John White (evasion kit photo)

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  • John White

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    A Ball Turret gunner on B-17 #42-30274, Sgt John White was not a regular "Our Bay-Bee" Crew member. He was flying as a substitute the day they were shot down and it was the only mission he flew with the William Baker crew. He landed in Belgium and...

Aircraft

  • 42-30274 'Our Bay-Bee'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8 May 1943; Gore 9 May 1943; Smoky Hill 17 May 1943; Dow Field 5 June 1943; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-Q] Horham 15 June 1943; 5 missions. Missing in Action Regensburg 17 August 1943 with a 335BS crew. Pilot 1st Lt Walter A. Baker;...

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  • VIII Bomber Command 84

    17 August 1943
    The mission flown on 17-Aug-43, the 1st anniversary of the 1st mission flown by the 8th Air Force, is probably the most written about mission of the war. This is the famous Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission on which 60 B-17s are lost. It has been dubbed ...

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Date Contributor Update
15 January 2017 12:59:26 ED-BB Changes to person associations
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Date Contributor Update
15 January 2017 12:56:46 ED-BB Created entry with caption, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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