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Mission report showing the formation and pilots and B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 94th Bomb Group flying on 8th Air Force mission 623, 11 September 1944.



  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...


  • Clifford Cornell

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    1944 - 1945. Lucky Bastard Club DFC/ AM

  • Charles Duda

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Mid-air collision of B-17 Daring Doris #42-42-97153 with #42-31653 on the 11 September 1944 mission to Böhlen, Germany. #42-97153 crashed at Audigast, 10km SW of Böhlen, with 9 KIA. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Martin Garren

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Our losses were obscene, I calculated that over half of my comrades were casualties. My Group arrived in England with 36 B-17s and by war's end, 2 yrs. later, we had lost 180 planes. On June 25, '44 we dropped supplies to a French Underground Unit in...

  • Harry Hummel

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) over the English Channel in B-17 'Carolyn June' 43-38165

  • Billy Melton

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Had his brother Jeff as his navigator. , they completed their tour safely. The commanding officer Col. Dougher wanted to throw the book at them for disobeying orders,, but Billy said since they made it thru safely why not forget about it? He did.

  • Allen Posey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 17 May 1943 in B-17 #42-29627 'Midnight'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Neil Pratt

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA)


  • 42-31653 Erie Ferry, Kac's Flak Shack, Green Hornets

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/12/43; Helena 4/12/43; Gt Falls 5/12/43; Cheyenne 6/12/43; Kearney 12/12/43; New Castle 17/12/43; Presque Is 19/12/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-V] Rougham 26/12/43 ERIE FERRY; Missing in Action Bohlen 11/9/44 with Merle Green, Co...


  • 623

    11 September 1944
    Major Harmon flew Command Pilot. Did not hit the target because Mickey wasn't working. Brought our bombs back. Got to shoot at some fighters.


Date Contributor Update
23 January 2019 10:13:57 Emily Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations and mission associations

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Date Contributor Update
22 January 2019 17:43:13 Justin Burke Created entry with aircraft associations

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