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Crew of B-17 G "Flying Fortress" Serial No. 44-6338

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Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 414th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Bradie Bills

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862. Awards: AM, PH.

  • Donat Blazevich

    Military | Sergeant | Waist gunner
    Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862. Awards: AM, PH.

  • Dale Dolton

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862. Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • Robert Ericson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862. Awards: AM, PH.

  • William Faith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot
    Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862. Awards: AM, PH.

  • George Fryer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot
    Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862. Awards: AM, PH.

  • James Housley

    Military | Sergeant | Waist gunner
    Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862 Awards: PH.

  • Edwin Metcalf

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862. Awards: AM, PH.

  • Norman Rosenfield

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862. Awards: AM, PH.

  • Emilio Villarreal

    Military | Sergeant | Top turret
    Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862. Awards: AM, PH.

Aircraft

  • 44-6338

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 10/7/44; Dow Fd 17/7/44; Assigned 414BS/97BG Amendola 23/7/44; Missing in Action Salzburg 11/11/44 with Bill Faith, Fryer, Rosenfield, Dolten, Erickson, Villareal, Bills, Blazovich, Mosley, Motonef; mech fault, crashed Fruli; MACR 9862.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 November 2017 11:28:36 general ira snapsorter Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Associated aircraft record.

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2017 18:28:39 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and person associations
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https://www.fold3.com/image/139158452

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2017 18:02:34 JoCarter Created entry with caption, person associations and aircraft associations
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Listed on George w fryers fold3 page

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