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20th Bomb Squadron

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  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

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  • Warren Anderson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio operator | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 20BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pilsen, Czech in B-17 42-97739 9-Dec-44; Hit by flak, partial crew bale-out, crash landed near Linz, Austria. Baled out and captured. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 10139 ...

  • Robert Arnold

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 Feb 1944 in B-17 #42-31416 on mission to Regensburg, GR, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2576.

  • William Buchanan

    Military | Private First Class | Waist Gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 Feb 1944 in B-17 #42-31416 on mission to Regensburg, GR, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2576.

  • Joseph Cox

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 20BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pilsen, Czech in B-1742-97739 9-Dec-44; Hit by flak, partial crew bale-out, crash landed near Linz, Austria. Captured and executed en route to Kaplitz. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10139 ...

  • Donald Hart

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 20BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pilsen, Czech in B-1742-97739 9-Dec-44; Hit by flak, partial crew bale-out, crash landed near Linz, Austria. Captured and executed en route to Kaplitz. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10139 ...

  • Clyde Hayden

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 2nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 Feb 1944 in B-17 #42-31416 on mission to Regensburg, GR, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2576.

  • Dwight Heatwole

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 Feb 1944 in B-17 #42-31416 on mission to Regensburg, GR, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2576.

  • Ralph Henry

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 20BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pilsen, Czech in B-17 42-97739 9-Dec-44; Hit by flak, partial crew bale-out, crash landed near Linz, Austria. Baled out and captured. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 10139 ...

  • Robert Hiatt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 Feb 1944 in B-17 #42-31416 on mission to Regensburg, GR, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2576.

  • Burke Jay

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 20BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pilsen, Czech in B-17 42-97739 9-Dec-44; Hit by flak, partial crew bale-out, crash landed near Linz, Austria. Baled out and captured. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 10139 ...

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Aircraft

  • 36-152

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered 20BS/2BG Langley 27-Mar-37; transferred 19BG March Fd Oct-40; Hendricks Fd, Sebring 6-Feb-42; force landed base with W.R. George; 65 flts; Written off 13-Apr-42. [aircraft No. 50] Aircraft never served in combat. ...

  • 36-156

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered 20BS/2BG Langley 17-Jun-37; transferred 19BG March Fd Oct-40; public relations trip to Grand Union High School, McClelland Fd 4-Jul-41; 66 flts; Written off 2-Apr-42. [aircraft No. 51] This aircraft never served in combat and was never posted...

  • 42-31416

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/11/43; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 10/12/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 25/2/44 with Lloyd Withers, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albert Segal, Radio Operator: Jim Verdi [wia] (3 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Capt Bob Arnold,...

  • 42-31473 My Baby

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/11/43; Gt Falls 10/11/43; Gr Island 26/11/43; Assigned 347BS/99BG Tortorella 31/12/43 (first G in sqd); 29m transferred 20BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; Missing in Action (95m) Moravska Ostrova, Czech. 29/8/44 with Bob McCloskey,...

  • 42-97152

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/2/44; Hunter 22/2/44; Morrison 4/3/44; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 6/3/44; Missing in Action Turin 29/3/44 with Ed Wronkoski, Co-pilot: Francis Sanvito, Navigator: Rich Zeguin, Bombardier: Norman Stockstill, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-97346

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/2/44; Hunter 10/3/44; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 3/4/44; Missing in Action Gyor 13/4/44 with Earl Martin, Waist gunner: Russ Durfee[wia],Tail gunner: Frank Pyzanowski (3 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: George Jost, Navigator: Bob...

  • 42-97739

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/2/44; 1SAG Langley 8/4/44; Morrison 26/4/44; Assigned (PFF) 49BS/2BG Amendola 7/5/44; transferred to 20BS; Missing in Action Regensburg 9/12/44 with Woodruff Warren, Co-pilot: Don Hart, Navigator: George Mayottm/op, Flight engineer...

  • 42-97989

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 25/4/44; Langley 17/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 96BG Snetterton 8/7/44; transferred 335BS/95BG [OE-Y] Horham 9/7/44; Missing in Action Warsaw (Operation Frantic VII) 18/9/44 with Jack W Streeton; force landed Russia; Salvaged 24/11...

  • 44-6200

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 29/5/44; Hunter 23/6/44; Dow Fd 3/7/44; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 12/7/44; 56m then Returned to the USA Bradley 25/6/45; Sth Plains 27/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 27/11/45.

  • 44-6452

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 8/8/44; Grenier 15/8/44; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 22/8/44; Missing in Action Ruhland 23/3/45 with Arthur Ferkin, Co-pilot: Andy Girolamo, Navigator: Paul Kisak, Bombardier: Bob Phillippe, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carleton...

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Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 11:02:02 Lucy May Created entry with type, category, name, air forces and unit encompassing associations
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