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Arnet Lee Furr

Military

Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Merseberg in B-17 'Half N Half' 42-38064 Mid air collision with B-17 44-8418 8-Nov-44, Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10344

Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Joseph Andrews

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Merseberg in B-17 'Half N Half' 42-38064 Mid air collision with B-17 44-8418 8-Nov-44, Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10344 Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

  • Sterling Book

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Merseberg in B-17 'Half N Half' 42-38064 Mid air collision with B-17 44-8418 8-Nov-44, Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10344 Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

  • Donald Brunsvold

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Merseberg in B-17 'Half N Half' 42-38064 Mid air collision with B-17 44-8418 8-Nov-44, Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10344 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • Leon Plagianos

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Merseberg in B-17 'Half N Half' 42-38064 Mid air collision with B-17 44-8418 8-Nov-44, Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10344 Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

  • Warren Rankin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Merseberg in B-17 'Half N Half' 42-38064 Mid air collision with B-17 44-8418 8-Nov-44, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10344. Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

  • Richard Weaver

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Merseberg in B-17 'Half N Half' 42-38064 Mid air collision with B-17 44-8418 8-Nov-44, Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10344 Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Leroy Wetzel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Merseberg in B-17 'Half N Half' 42-38064 Mid air collision with B-17 44-8418 8-Nov-44, Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10344 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • Glenn Wisdom

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Merseberg in B-17 'Half N Half' 42-38064 Mid air collision with B-17 44-8418 8-Nov-44, Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10344 Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 749th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38064 HALF ‘N HALF (ARF ‘N ARF)

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/12/43; Wendover 11/12/43; Grenier 10/1/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG [G/Q] Glatton 26/1/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 8/11/44 with Arnett Furr, Co-pilot: Sterling Book, Navigator: Joe Andrews, Bombardier: Leon Plagianos, Flight...

Associated Place

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Vesderburg, Indiana, USA 15 January 1924

Son of Freeman Glen and Nora Edna [Clickner] Furr.

Enlisted Fort Harrison State Park, 6000 N. Post Road, Indianapolis, IN 46216, USA 15 December 1942

Fort Benjamin
Harrison, IN.

Based Glatton 1944 – 8 November 1944

Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died English Channel 8 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Merseberg in B-17 'Half N Half' 42-38064 Mid air collision with B-17 44-8418 8-Nov-44, Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10344

Buried 1946

Tablets of the Missing
Netherlands American Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 June 2020 11:40:00 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, events and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/529876182-arnet-l-furr
https://www.fold3.com/image/652835713?terms=furr,arnet
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56298903/arnet-lee-furr

Date Contributor Update
09 June 2020 02:49:50 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Added a connection to A/C #44-8418 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2018 19:00:38 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/529876182-arnet-l-furr
https://www.fold3.com/image/310762960?terms=Arnet%20L%20Furr
https://www.fold3.com/record/84321522-arnet-l-furr
https://www.fold3.com/image/29247674
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56298903/arnet-l-furr

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2018 18:58:44 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/529876182-arnet-l-furr
https://www.fold3.com/image/310762960?terms=Arnet%20L%20Furr
https://www.fold3.com/record/84321522-arnet-l-furr
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56298903/arnet-l-furr

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

1993 457th BGA Roster, ABMC, MACR 10344 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 10344 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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