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Flight Log Feb. 1945 Thurman flew 2 uncompleted missions. 2-26 and 2-27 1945. Mission # 216 and 217

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  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Michael Gagich

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Most significant experience occurred on 16 February 1945 as consequence of bombing mission of Gelsenkirchen oil refinery. Because of flak damage to aircraft during and following bomb run, we were unable to return to England and were forced to ditch in...

  • Thurman Geren

    Military | Major | Pilot
    On a mission over Germany on 5, April 1945, the Bandwagon II was attacked by several enemy jet-propelled fighters, damage included all 4 engines, all trim tab cables were severed plus more. Sgt. David M Lesher was fatally wounded. The plane was...

  • Jack Harrington

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Most significant experience occurred on 16-Febr-45 as consequence of bombing mission of Gelsenkirchen oil refinery. Because of flak damage to aircraft during and following bomb run, we were unable to return to England and were forced to ditch in the...

  • Gerald Harvey

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Most significant experience occurred on 16 February 1945 as consequence of bombing mission of Gelsenkirchen oil refinery. Because of flak damage to aircraft during and following bomb run, we were unable to return to England and were forced to ditch in...

  • William Jeffers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Most significant experience occurred on 16 February 1945 as consequence of bombing mission of Gelsenkirchen oil refinery. Because of flak damage to aircraft during and following bomb run, we were unable to return to England and were forced to ditch in...

  • Adelbert Shereck

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Most significant experience occurred on 16 February 1945 as consequence of bombing mission of Gelsenkirchen oil refinery. Because of flak damage to aircraft during and following bomb run, we were unable to return to England and were forced to ditch in...

  • William Streuter

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Most significant experience occurred on 16 February 1945 as consequence of bombing mission of Gelsenkirchen oil refinery. Because of flak damage to aircraft during and following bomb run, we were unable to return to England and were forced to ditch in...

  • Charles Wilson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Most significant experience occurred on 16 February 1945 as consequence of bombing mission of Gelsenkirchen oil refinery. Because of flak damage to aircraft during and following bomb run, we were unable to return to England and were forced to ditch in...

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17 January 2017 01:48:25 tag Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations
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