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B-17 42-30371 - 9 missions - MIA on Gdynia 9-10-43 (pilot Nagorka), 560BS, 388BG.

Rear L-R: Lester Baum, Francis Tierney, Gilbert Parker, Henry Nagorka.

Front L-R: Jack Harris, Claude Whitehead, Francis Antalek, Robert Blankenburg, Edward Christensen, Edward Keisler.

Connections

Units

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 560th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Francis Antalek

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner, Radio Operator; Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30030 'Old Ironsides'. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base. Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30214 'Iza Angel II'. Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lester Baum

    Military | Captain | Bombardier

  • Robert Blankenburg

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner; Radio Operator Gunner, Radio Operator
    Assigned to 560BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 16-Sep-43 in B-17 42-30030 'Old Ironsides'. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base. ...

  • Edward Christensen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 42-30030 'Old Ironsides. ' Plane ditched in North Sea. Killed in Action.

  • Jack Harris

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30030 'Old Ironsides'. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base. According to records lost his leg in the Ditching. It ditched south of the Farne Isles off the Northumberland coast. It sank in about 4 minutes...

  • Edward Keisler

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 560BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 16-Sep-43 in B-17 42-30030 'Old Ironsides'. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base. ...

  • Henry Nagorka

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30030 'Old Ironsides'. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base. Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30214 'Iza Angel II'. Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Gilbert Parker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30030 'Old Ironsides'. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base. Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30214 'Iza Angel II'. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). DFC/ AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Francis Tierney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Claude Whitehead

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30030 'Old Ironsides'. Plane ditched in North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

Aircraft

  • 42-30371

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/43; Gr Isle 6/4/43; Dow Fd 25/6/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 26/6/43; Missing in Action Gdynia 9/10/43 with Henry Nagorka, Navigator: John Leverone, Bombardier: Mike Mahoney, Radio Operator: Francis Antalek, Waist gunner...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 June 2021 09:57:10 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and person associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/5565335
https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/b17/42-30371-iza-angel-ii/

Date Contributor Update
27 June 2021 09:55:34 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/5565335
https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/b17/42-30371-iza-angel-ii/

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