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Edward C Youngers


B-17 #42-29752 ditched in Channel 13 May 1943. Returned to base.

Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #42-30355 'Dallas Rebel'. Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW) imprisoned at Stalag 17B.




  • Norville Gorse

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    B-17 #42-29752 ditched into North Sea 13 May 1943. Gorse and pilot Rogers made a valiant effort to control the plane. Returned to base. ...

  • Derrol Rogers

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    B-17 #4229752 ditched in Channel 13 May 1943. Killed in Action (KIA). Only member of crew killed. The waist gunner's gun went off as he was unloading preparing to land and it shot off the stabilizer, The crew bailed out and Pilot Rogers and Co-pilot...

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Units served with


  • 42-29752

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/43; Walker 26/2/43; Salinas 10/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 17/4/43; on assembly crashed in The Wash en route St Omer when controls were damaged and stabilizer shot off accidentally by own waist...

  • 42-30355 Dallas Rebel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/43; Gr Isle 4/6/43; Dow Fd 1/7/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW- ] Snetterton 4/7/43; Missing in Action Warnemunde 28/7/43 with Bill Nance, Co-pilot: Norville Gorse, Navigator: Joe Hudson, Bombardier: R.H. McGuiness, Flight engineer...

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...


Event Location Date
Born Iowa
Ditched English Channel 13 May 1943
Crashed North Sea 28 July 1943
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 28 July 1943


Date Contributor Update
15 April 2020 20:52:11 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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

Date Contributor Update
30 January 2016 11:21:31 Lucy May Changes to biography, events, place associations and aircraft associations

Pulled in information from duplicate record. Source:
MACR 141 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:18 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor; MACR 0141, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop and Hey pp. 117, 202. Snetterton Falcons by Doherty and Ward pp. 20, 39, NARA; Snetterton Falcons, pg 24