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Homer M Bagby


B-17 42-30004 ditched in Channel on 6 September 1943. Returned to base.

Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30004

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/4/43; Smoky Hill 22/4/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-B] Ridgewell 15/6/43 JANICE; transferred 305BG [WF-Q] Chelveston 22/8/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Ellsworth Kenyon, Co-pilot: Tom Davis, Navigator:...

  • 42-30242 Lallah-V III

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/5/43; Gore 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-N] Chelveston 10/6/43; fitted with H2S equipment in trials at Burtonwood, UK; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Ellsworth Kenyon, Co-pilot:...

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...


Event Location Date
Born 18 February 1922

Pulaski County, IL. Son of Burton and Lula Mae [Elkins] Bagby.

Enlisted 27 December 1941

Peoria, IL

Died Carbondale, IL 12 October 2003
Buried November 2003

Pleasant Grove Memorial Park
Murphysboro, Jackson County, IL


Date Contributor Update
06 October 2018 09:35:23 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:08 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. 270