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Earl B Bennett


B-17 #42-30286 'Spook IV' ditched in Channel on 28 June 1943. Returned to base.

B-17 #42-3321 'Kathy Jane II' ditched in Channel on 6 September 1943. Returned to base.


Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29704 SPOOK

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/43; Rapid City 20/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-J] Alconbury 29/3/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; 2m, battle damaged L’Orient, crash landed RAF Exeter 17/5/43 with R.P. Bender. 10RTD.; Salvaged 18/5/43. SPOOK.

  • 42-30286 SPOOK IV

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/5/43; Gore 24/5/43; Smoky Hill 25/5/43; Kearney 27/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-M] Horham 15/6/43; 2m, Missing in Action St Nazaire 28/6/43 with Bob Bender, Co-pilot: Don Merten, Navigator: Jacob Baer, Bombardier:...

  • 42-3321 'Kathy Jane II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 7/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 91BG Bassingbourn 5/6/43; transferred 336BS/95BG [ET-K] Horham 16/6/43; 7m, Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Norman Rothschild, Co-pilot: Paul Perceful, Navigator: Bob Mylinger, Bombardier: E....


Date Contributor Update
02 June 2021 21:57:00 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:55 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p p. 169, 272