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B17G 43-38735 Flat Top crew TBD-06B. KIA 14 February 1945.



  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    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...

  • 407th Bomb Squadron


  • William Balentine

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Crashed near Conderque in B-17 'Flat Top' #43-38735, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Bennie Britton

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Conderque in B-17 Flat Top #4338735

  • William Ellett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    18 October 1943 on a recalled mission, the engine of B-17 #42-3526 caught on fire forcing crew to bail out over south coast of England. Pilot Sabel was one of 4 crewmen who was hospitalized. All crew returned. ...

  • Walter Kelly

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 407BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Dresden in B-17 43-38735 'Flt Top' 14-Feb-45; crashed near Conderque Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 12354 Awards: AM, PH.

  • Roman Pasinski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Conderque in B-17 Flat Top #4338735

  • Ernest Robertson

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Conderque on 2/14/45 in B-17 Flat Top #4338735. Only survivor POW

  • Malcolm Serfass

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner

  • Walter Sierzant

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Conderque in B-17 "Flat Top" 43-38735.

  • Richard Youngdahl

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Crashed near Conderque in B-17 'Flat Top' #43-38735, Killed in Action (KIA).


  • 43-38735 Flat Top

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 13/9/44; Grenier 26/9/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-C] Podington 11/10/44; Missing in Action Dresden 14/2/45 with Walt Kelly, Alex Ellett, Walt Sierzant, Roman Pasinski, Bill Balentine, Malcolm Serfass, Ben Britton, Dick Youngdahl (8...


  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...


Date Contributor Update
12 March 2022 00:07:45 srawlinson Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

The images are from an album owned by Bradford S. Rawlinson, 92nd Bomb Group, 407th Squadron. Rawlinson may be the photographer of images showing people. The photographer of the crash site and marker is unknown.