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Harry L Stecher

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RWG, Jarvis crew. 381st BG,532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29731 'Ole' Swayback'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt,Germany. MACR 663. #3 & #4 engines taken out by flak, feathered and left formation. Prisoner of War at Stalag XVIIB.

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People

  • Herman Grossman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    LWG, Jarvis crew. 381st BG,532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29731 'Ole' Swayback'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 663. #3 & #4 engines taken out by flak, feathered and left...

  • Leo Jarvis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Pilot, Jarvis crew. 381st BG,532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29731 'Ole' Swayback'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 663. #3 & #4 engines taken out by flak, feathered and left...

  • William Lockhart

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    June - August 1943. Bombardier, Jarvis crew. 381st BG,532nd BS. ...

  • Aytchmonde Logan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio operator, Jarvis crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Member of Fricks crew from the 534th BS. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 42-29731 'Ole' Swayback'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 663. #3 & ...

  • Eugene Mancinelli

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, Jarvis crew. 381st BG, 432nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29731 'Ole' swayback'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 663. #3 & #4 engines taken out by flak, feathered and...

  • Charles Persinger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    BTG, Jarvis crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS 8th AF. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29731 'Ole' swayback'. Mission 320 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 663. #3 & #4 engines taken out by flak, feathered and left...

  • Richard Riley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Navigator, Jarvis crew 381st BG,532nd BS. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29731 'Ole' Swayback'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 663. #3 & #4 engines taken out by flak, feathered and left...

  • Eugene Roehl

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Tail gunner, Jarvis crew. 391st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29731 'Ole' Swayback'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday' to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 663. #3 & #4 engines taken out by flak, feathered and...

  • Harold Seymore

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    ETTG, Jarvis crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29731 'Ole' Swayback'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 663. #3 & #4 engines take out by flak, feathered and left...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 532nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29731 Ol' Swayback, Moor Fidite

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/2/43; Walker 23/2/43; Smoky Hill 28/3/43; Presque 8/4/43; Assigned 413BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43 MOOR-FIDITE; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 532BS/381BG [VE-E] Ridgewell 16/7/43; Missing in Action...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 84

    17 August 1943
    The mission flown on 17-Aug-43, the 1st anniversary of the 1st mission flown by the 8th Air Force, is probably the most written about mission of the war. This is the famous Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission on which 60 B-17s are lost. It has been dubbed ...

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...

  • Stalag XVII-B

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Based 17 August 1943
Prisoner of War Wasserhofstra├če, 3500 Krems an der Donau, Austria 17 August 1943

Stalag XVIIB

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2018 03:24:04 ARowe95 Changes to biography, events, unit associations and place associations
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Date Contributor Update
07 November 2017 05:01:31 ARowe95 Changes to service number, role, biography, person associations, place associations and mission associations
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 663 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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