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Ellis B Colvin

Military

Bailed out before B-17G #42-37855 'Mr Terrific' crashed N of Tonbridge, Kent upon returning from the target of Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944. RTD.

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  • Clarence Aaberg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Command Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Lt. Clarence Aaberg was killed on his 3rd mission, flying the B-17 42-37855, returning from a mission to Regensburg, Germany, 25-Feb-44. His Fortress was hit and lost the #3 engine 10 minutes after bombing it's target. The crew saw quite a few German...

  • Fernand DuHadway

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Bailed out before B-17G #42-37855 'Mr Terrific' crashed N of Tonbridge, Kent upon returning from the target of Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944. RTD.

Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 711th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-37855 Mr Terrific

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    The B-17, named, Mr. Terrific, was delivered to Denver, CO, 21/9/43; Harvard 10/10/43; Assigned 92Bomb Group Podington 18/11/43; transferred 44th Bomb Group Rattlesden 1/44; Battle damaged, Regensburg, Germany, 25/2/44 with Clarence Aaberg (KIA) - Lt....

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History Roster as of 01 August 1945, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

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