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42-97234

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/44; Gr Island 27/2/44; Grenier 20/3/44;

Assigned 323rd Bomb Squadron/91st Bomb Group [OR-M] at RAF Bassingbourn 7/4/44;
BOMBER DEAR.

Missing in Action 30+m Merseburg 2/11/44 with John Liekhus, Navigator: Allen Young, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Brady, Radio Operator: Allen Chandler, Ball turret gunner: Bobby Younger, Waist gunner: Bob Shoemaker (6 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Bob Wisor, Bombardier: Bob Sambo,Tail gunner: Bruno Lombardi (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft set aircraft on fire, crashed Barby, Germany;

Missing Air Crew Report 10360.

Service

Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Brady

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 2 November 1944 Crashed near Barby in B-17 'Bomber Dear' 42-97234

  • Allen Chandler

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Crashed near Barby in B-17 'Bomber Dear' #42-97234, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Thomas Flemming

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Thomas F Flemming served as a pilot with the 323rd Bomb Squadron of the 91st Bomb Group. ...

  • John Liekhus

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Barby in B-17 'Bomber Dear' #4297234 ...

  • Bruno Lombardi

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Barby on 11/2/44 in B-17 'Bomber Dear' #4297234

  • Robert Sambo

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Barby on 11/2/44 in B-17 'Bomber Dear' #4297234

  • Robert Shoemaker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Barby in B-17 'Bomber Dear' #4297234

  • Robert Wisor

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Barby on 11/2/44 in B-17 'Bomber Dear' #4297234

  • Allen Young

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Crashed near Barby in B-17 'Bomber Dear' #42-97234, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Bobby Younger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Crashed near Barby in B-17 'Bomber Dear' #42-97234, Killed in Action (KIA). ...

Missions

  • 698

    2 November 1944

Places

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned Bassingbourn, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8, UK 7 April 1944
Failed to Return (FTR) Barby, Germany 2 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 September 2018 20:03:58 terveurn Changes to description
Sources

from 91st BG records

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2014 15:35:35 Lucy May Changes to nicknames, description, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Added Connections based on existing information in the Biography field.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 10360 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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