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Taylor-Deloy Crew
My grandfather,Elvin Brown is front row,second from left.
Shot down over Germany Oct.6 1944.
Mission 194
MACR 9523

Connections

Units

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 551st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Ira Barnes

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Lieple in B-17 #4298010

  • Albert Beenes

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Liepe in B-17 #4298010

  • Elvin Brown

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Liepe in B-17 42-98010 piloted by Deloy Taylor

  • Vernon James

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Crashed at Liepe in B-17 #42-98010, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Orlando Krupka

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Liepe in B-17 #4298010

  • Bruce Martin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed at Liepe on 10/6/44 in B-17 42-98010 only one of his crew to survive.

  • Miles Osmer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Crashed at Liepe in B-17 #42-98010, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Deloy Taylor

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Crashed at Liepe in B-17 #42-98010, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Orvil Wright

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Liepe in B-17 #4298010

Aircraft

  • 42-97445

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Burbank 10/4/44; Ardmore 9/5/44; 222 BU Ardmore 22/1/45; 332 BU Ardmore 16/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 13/11/45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2020 16:19:07 general ira snapsorter Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Remove aircraft association not depicted in the image.

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2020 15:52:51 phil marchese Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Freeman, ...Story..., pg 55
Osborne, FORTLOG at 42-97445 as domestic trainer

Date Contributor Update
18 August 2019 22:56:48 Jayram64 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

From my late grandmother's photos

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