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Adelbert Faulconer Jr

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Bombardier, Perot crew. Not the original Bombardier. Unknown original crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Lost 11 January 1944 on mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany. B-17F 42-5878 'Yankee Eagle' was rammed by an FW 190 between the #1 and #2 engines, knocking the wing off. The ship exploded and crashed. MACR 1874. Killed in Action (KIA).
Los Angeles, CA
The 1st Bomb Wing/381st BG did not hear the recall while over the continent. 180 out of 700 bombers continued with the mission without fighter cover. The 533rd BS lost 6 of 9 aircraft. The 381st BG earned its second Distinguished Unit Citation.

Service

People

  • Philip Ball

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    BTG, Perot crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Lost 11 January 1944 on mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany. B-17F #42-5878 'Yankee Eagle' was rammed by an FW 190 between the #1 and #2 engines, knocking off the wing. The ship...

  • Edwin Bosley

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    LWG, Perot crew. Not the original LWG. Unknown crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Lost 11 January 1944 on mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany. B-17F 42-5878 'Yankee Eagle' was rammed by an FW 190 between the #1 and #2 engines,...

  • O K Daniels

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator, Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio operator. Perot crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Lost 11 January 1944 on mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany. B-17F 42-5878 'Yankee Eagle' was rammed by an FW 190 between the #1 and #2 engines, knocking off the wing....

  • Thomas Graham

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    TG, Perot crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Lost 11 January 1944 on mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany. B-17F #42-5878 'Yankee Eagle' was rammed by an FW 190 between the #1 and #2 engines, knocking off the wing. The ship...

  • John Jerionowski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    ETTG, Perot crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Lost 11 January 1944 on mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany. B-17F #42-5878 'Yankee Eagle' was rammed by an FW 190 between the 31 and #2 engines, knocking off the wing. The ship...

  • Dudley Jones

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, Perot crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Lost 11 January 1944 on mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany. B-17F #42-5878 'Yankee Eagle' was rammed by an FW 190 between the #1 and #2 engines, knocking the wing off. The...

  • Wilfred Perot

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Pilot, Perot crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Lost 11 January 1944 mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany. B-17F #42-5878 'Yankee Eagle' was rammed by an FW 190 between the #1 and #2 engines, knocking the wing off. The ship...

  • Walter Turk

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    RWG, Perot crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Lost 11 January 1944 on mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany. B-17F #42-5878 'Yankee Eagle' was rammed by an FW 190 between the #1 and #2 engines, knocking off the wing. The ship...

  • Robert Weaver

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Navigator, Perot crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Lost 11 January 1944 on mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany. B-17 #42-5878 'Yankee Eagle' was rammed by an FW-190 between the #1 and #2 engines, knocking off the wing. The...

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Units served with

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 533rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-5878 Badger's Beauty, Yankee Eagle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 14/4/43; Smoky Hill 22/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Salt Lake City 18/5/43; Dow Fd 27/5/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-W] Thorpe Abbotts 30/5/43 BADGER'S BEAUTY; transferred 533BS/381BG [VP-Q] Ridgewell 18/9/43; Missing in Action...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 182

    11 January 1944
    Three aviation industry targets in Germany are bombed. The bomber force consists of 291 B-17s despatched from 1st Bomb Division in two elements, one element of 177 B-17s is despatched to Oschersleben, Germany as the primary target, the other 1BD...

Associated Place

  • Ridgewell

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Los Angeles, California
Based 16 November 1943 – 11 January 1944
Killed in Action Germany 11 January 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2018 03:11:36 ARowe95 Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

ARowe95

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1874, 8th AF Losses

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