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B-17 42-29807 crew members. 305th Bomb Group..
Back row, left to right :
Lt. John Meade, Co-pilot;
Lt. Ralph Miller, Pilot;
Lt. Donald McGowan, Navigator;
Lt. Joseph McGinley, Bombardier.
Front Row Left to right:
S/Sgt. Al Miller, Ball turret gunner;
T/Sgt. Bynum Crabtree, Engineer / Gunner;
S/Sgt. Edgar Lott, Waist Gunner;
S/Sgt. Emil Radosevich, Tail Gunner;
S/Sgt. Fulton Horn, Radio Operator.

Connections

Units

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Bynum Crabtree

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 19 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29807 'Lady Liberty', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Fulton Horn

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
    Shot down 19 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29807 'Lady Liberty', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Edgar Lott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 19 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29807 'Lady Liberty', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Joseph McGinley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 19 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29807 'Lady Liberty', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Donald McGowan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 19 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29807 'Lady Liberty', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Meade

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 19 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29807 'Lady Liberty', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Albert Miller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 19 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29807 'Lady Liberty', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Ralph Miller

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Captured after his B-17, #42-29807, was hit by flak en-route to his target at Flushing, Holland. The aircraft split in two and crashed into the Scheldt River, about four miles east of Flushing. Only Ralph Miller and his tail gunner Emil Radosevich...

  • Emil Radosevich

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 19 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29807 'Lady Liberty', Prisoner of War (POW).

Aircraft

  • 42-29807 LADY LIBERTY

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/2/43; Gore 7/3/43; New Castle 6/4/43; Dow Fd 12/4/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-B] Alconbury 15/4/43 PATSY ANN; Framlingham 12/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; 5m, transferred 364BS/305BG [WF-O] Chelveston 17/6/43; Missing in Action Gilze...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 August 2018 10:28:43 general ira snapsorter Created entry with unit associations
Sources

Information provided by Jim Ward and Steve Crabtree, relatives of T/Sgt. Bynum Crabtree, 305th Bomb Group.

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