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2nd Lt James C Neill crew (401st BG 615th BS) 13 missions (between 2 June and 7 July 1944) lost on Leipzig aboard 42-37981 "Belle of the Barbary Coast".

Rear L-R: Sgt Reynold T Fraker, 2Lt James C Neill, 2Lt Calvin J McDougall, 2Lt Albert H Roddy, 2Lt Elbert L Hammond.

Front L-R: T/Sgt George S Moore, T/Sgt Mervin L Roberts, Sgt Merel E Warner, S/Sgt George Schult, Sgt Harold J Nichol.

Connections

Units

  • 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...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Reynold Fraker

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Leipzig in B-17 'Belle of the Barbary Coast' 42-37981 Lost due to mech failure and shot down by Fw190 crashed near Burkhorst 7-Jul-44. Hit by 20mm shell in first pass by fighters. Killed in...

  • Elbert Hammond

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 14 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Leipzig in B-17 'Belle of the Barbary Coast' 42-37981 Lost due to mech failure and shot down by Fw190 crashed near Burkhorst 7-Jul-44. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7222. ...

  • Calvin MacDougall

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Leipzig in B-17 'Belle of the Barbary Coast' 42-37981 Lost due to mech failure and shot down by Fw190 crashed near Burkhorst 7-Jul-44. Hit by 20mm shell preparing to bail out at nose hatch....

  • George Moore

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Leipzig in B-17 'Belle of the Barbary Coast' 42-37981 Lost due to mech failure and shot down by Fw190 crashed near Burkhorst 7-Jul-44. Prisoner of War (POW), MACR 7222. ...

  • James Neill

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Leipzig in B-17 'Belle of the Barbary Coast' 42-37981. Lost due to mech failure and shot down by Fw190 crashed near Burkhorst 7-Jul-44. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7222. ...

  • Harold Nicol

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Leipzig in B-17 'Belle of the Barbary Coast' 42-37981 Lost due to mech failure and shot down by Fw190 crashed near Burkhorst 7-Jul-44. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7222. ...

  • Albert Roddy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 14 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Leipzig in B-17 'Belle of the Barbary Coast' 42-37981 Lost due to mech failure and shot down by Fw190 crashed near Burkhorst 7-Jul-44. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7222. ...

  • Merle Warner

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Leipzig in B-17 'Belle of the Barbary Coast' 42-37981 Lost due to mech failure and shot down by Fw190 crashed near Burkhorst 7-Jul-44. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7222. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2018 13:41:29 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32157739?terms=42-37981

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