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CREW 42-31914 BUTCH 326th Squadron, 92nd Bombardment Group.
Tail-gunner James Cook, standing, second from right. Bombardier Eugene Metz, kneeling, far right.

Pilot: Bernard Rosenfeld
Co-pilot: Gerry Robson
Navigator: John Launius
Bombardier: Gene Metz
Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Walt Nicodemus
Radio Operator: Bill Petrie
Ball turret gunner: Claud Morehead
Waist gunner: Walt Wisniewski
Waist gunner: Ray Schuster
Tail gunner: Jim Cook

Connections

Units

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 326th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Cook

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #4231914 'Butch. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • John Launius

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #4231914 'Butch. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Eugene Metz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #4231914 'Butch. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Claude Morehead

    Military | Private | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #4231914 'Butch. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Walter Nicodemus

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #4231914 'Butch. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • William Petrie

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #4231914 'Butch. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Gerald Robson

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42-31914 'Butch'. Crashed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Bernard Rosenfeld

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #4231914 'Butch. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Raymond Schuster

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #4231914 'Butch. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Walter Wisniewski

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #4231914 'Butch. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Interned.

Aircraft

  • 42-31914 Butch

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/1/44; Kearney 17/1/44; Grenier 25/1/44; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-S] Podington 11/2/44; Missing in Action Erding 24/4/44 with Bernard Rosenfeld, Co-pilot: Gerry Robson, Navigator: John Launius, Bombardier: Gene Metz, Flight engineer...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 April 2021 18:52:44 RayWells Changes to person associations
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Edited Connections

Date Contributor Update
10 September 2019 15:19:36 genemetz Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
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Added Crew photo of 42-31914

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