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Harry L Anderson

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Harry Anderson was Radio Operator on B-17 # 42-39775. Enemy aircraft severely riddled the ship on the 11 January mission to Brunswick, Germany. Anderson was one of the six men who had bailed out before the Pilot and Co-Pilot managed to regain control of the Fortress and flew it home safely. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report – MACR 12969.

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  • Warren Becker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Observer/Photographer | 94th Bomb Group
    Warren Becker was Observer/Photographer on board B-17 # 42-39775. Enemy aircraft severely riddled the ship on the 11 January mission to Brunswick, Germany, causing damage to the radio room. Becker was one of the six men who had bailed out before the...

  • Alexander Bender

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    On 11 January 1944, B-17G # 42-39775 'Frenesi' was hit by fighters causing damage to the radio room and six crewmen, including Bombardier Bender, bailed out before the a/c was brought under control and returned to base. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR...

  • William Cely

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Missions: 1943 - Nov 11 Muenster; 19 Gelsenkirchen/Rohr; 26 Paris; 29 Bremen 30 Solingen; Dec 5 Bordeaux; 11 Emden; 13 Kiel; 16 Bremen; 24 Crossbow; 30 Ludwigshaven; 31 Brodeaux; 1944 - Jan 11 Brunswick; 29 Frankfurt; Feb 3 Wilhelmshaven; 4 Frankfurt;...

  • Jabez Churchill

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot / Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    On 11 January 1944, B-17G 42-39775 'Frenesi' was hit by fighters causing damage to the radio room and six crewman bailed out before the a/c was brought under control and returned to base. RTD. ...

  • Preston Henderson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Preston Henderson was Engineer/Top Turret gunner on board B-17 # 42-39775. Enemy aircraft severely riddled the ship on the 11 January mission to Brunswick, Germany. Henderson was one of the six men who had bailed out before the Pilot and Co-Pilot...

  • Everett Hudson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Everett Hudson was Right Waist gunner on board B-17 # 42-39775. Enemy aircraft severely riddled the ship on the 11 January mission to Brunswick, Germany, causing damage to the radio room. Six men had bailed out before the Pilot and Co-Pilot managed to...

  • Floyd MacGowen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    On 11 January 1944, B-17G #42-39775 'Frenesi' was hit by fighters causing damage to the radio room and six crewman bailed out before the a/c was brought under control and returned to base. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Paul Pearson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Paul Pearson was Left Waist gunner on board B-17 # 42-39775. Enemy aircraft severely riddled the ship on the 11 January mission to Brunswick, Germany, causing damage to the radio room. Six men had bailed out before the Pilot and Co-Pilot managed to...

  • Clifford Prater

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Clifford Prater was Tail gunner on board B-17 # 42-39775. Enemy aircraft severely riddled the ship on the 11 January mission to Brunswick, Germany, causing damage to the radio room. Six men had bailed out before the Pilot and Co-Pilot managed to regain...

  • James Queen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    James Queen was Ball Turret gunner on board B-17 # 42-39775. Enemy aircraft severely riddled the ship on the 11 January mission to Brunswick, Germany, causing damage to the radio room. Queen was one of the six men who had bailed out before the Pilot...

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Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 333rd Bomb Squadron

    333rd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-39775 'Frenesi'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 27/8/43; 333BS/94BG [TS-A] Rougham 13/10/43. Battle damaged Brunswick 11 January 1944 with William F. Cely, Co-pilot: Jabez F. Churchill, Right Waist gunner: Everett E. Hudson Jr (Wounded in Action-RTD 24 May 1944), Left Waist...

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

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

Event Location Date
Prisoner of War 11 January 1944 – 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 July 2020 06:27:28 ED-BB Changes to biography, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 12969

Date Contributor Update
10 June 2015 10:46:18 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

MACR 12969

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