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This was the last crew of "The Jub Jub Bird" as it was shot down on 2 November 1944 on the Merseburg mission.
Luther E. Salter (KIA), Arnold E. Kramer (POW), James A. Foltz (KIA), Hershel W. Bowers (KIA), Carroll B. Tallant (KIA), Herbert W. Chouinard (KIA), Daniel DeBonis (KIA), James F. Hundley (KIA), Ray L. Nickola (POW).
Leon B. Wagner did not go on the 2 November 1944 mission but completed his tour as Tail Gunner with the Richard N. Broughton crew.
BACK ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT:
Sgt. Luther E. Salter, Top Turret Gunner; S/Sgt. Arnold E. Kramer, Waist Gunner; Sgt. James A. Foltz, Ball Turret Gunner; S/Sgt. Leon Wagner, Waist Gunner; T/Sgt. Hershel W. Bowers, Radio Operator; S/Sgt. Carroll B. Tallant, Tail Gunner
FRONT ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT:
1st. Lt. Herbert W. Chouinard, Pilot; 2nd Lt. Daniel DuBonis, Navigator; 2nd Lt. James F. Hundley, Bombardier; 2nd Lt. Ray L. Nickola, Co-pilot
PHOTO AND CREW NAMES CONTRIBUTED BY ROGER LEMLEY

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Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Herschel Bowers

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 2 November 1944 in plane called 'Jub Jub Bird' on 21st mission. ...

  • Herbert Chouinard

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Leipzig in B-17 'Jub Jub Bird' #4231883

  • James Foltz

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Leipzig in B-17 'Jub Jub Bird' #4231883

  • James Hundley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    James Hundley served as a bombardier with the 401st Bomb Squadron of the 91st Bomb Group out of Bassingbourn, England. On 2 November 1944, he was flying in B-17 'Jub Jub Bird' #4231883 when it crashed at Leipzig and he was Killed in Action (KIA). He is...

  • Arnold Kramer

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed on 11/2/44 at Leipzig in B-17 'Jub Jub Bird' #4231883

  • Ray Nickola

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed on 11/2/44 in B-17 'Jub Jub Bird' #4231883 at Leipzig

  • Luther Salter

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Crashed at Leipzig in B-17 'Jub Jub Bird' #42-31883, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Carrol Tallant

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Crashed at Leipzig in B-17 'Jub Jub Bird' #42-31883, Killed in Action (KIA).

Aircraft

  • 42-31883 The Jub Jub Bird

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 30/12/43; Casper 4/1/44; Denver 4/2/44; Kearney 12/2/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-Y] Bassingbourn 22/3/44; Missing in Action 69m Merseburg 2/11/44 with Pilot: Herb Chouinard, Navigator: Dan DuBonis, Bombardier: Jim Hundley, Flight...

Missions

  • 698

    2 November 1944

Locations

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 June 2021 00:48:10 acbernstein1 Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.91stbombgroup.com/crewphotos/jub_jub_bird_chouinard_crew.html

Date Contributor Update
21 June 2021 00:36:09 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.91stbombgroup.com/crewphotos/jub_jub_bird_chouinard_crew.html

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