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42-97376

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 24/2/44; Kearney 10/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-J] Horham 7/4/44 AUNT CALLIE'S BABY; on 5/9/44 with A.P. Salvia, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: J.S. Wood [wia]; detailed Merseburg 28/9/44 with J.C. Walter, (8 Returned to Duty); Co-pilot: Tom Sevald (Killed in Action); transferred 335BS [OE-H] 17/10/44; on 12/12/44 with D.V. Tregoning force landed RAF Woodbridge, all OK; on 3/3/45 with S.J. Tavis in mid air col with 42-102450 and force landed RAF Manston, all OK; 88m abandoned Goose Bay, Labrador, due to engine failure 26/6/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 7/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 20/12/45. LUCKY LADY aka SHE FOX.

Service

Aircraft

  • 42-102450 'Paisano'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 96BG Snetterton 7/4/44; transferred 336BS/95BG Horham 8/4/44; with W. G. Helm force landed A-71 Clastres, France 29/12/44; 85m, Missing in Action Chemnitz 3/3/45 with Bob Duncan, Co...

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Units

  • 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. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron
  • 412th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edward Felski

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Jammie Philpott

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Lieutenant General Jammie M. Philpott was vice commander in chief, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, with headquarters at Lindsey Air Station, Wiesbaden, Germany. ...

  • Anthony Salvia

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Tom Sevald

    Military | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    killed in action in plane #42-97376

  • Robert Shaffer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Stacy Tavis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • John Walter

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Flew 35 missions. Authored a book about his experiences: "MY WAR: The True Experiences of a U.S. Army Air Force Pilot in World War Two", published in 2004. ...

  • John Wood

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group
    Grew up in Glens Falls, NY. Received DFC for first raid on Berlin. Worked as lineman after the war. Died Spring 2014. Uniform on display at 95TH Bomb Group Hospital Museum, Denham UK.

Events

Event Location Date
Combat casualties 5 September 1944

Flight engineer/top turret gunner: J S Wood [WIA]. Pilot Lt A P Salvia.

Combat casualty Merseburg, Germany 28 September 1944

Detailed Merseburg 28/9/44. Co-pilot: Tom Sevald (Killed in Action); Pilot J C Walter. (8 x RTD).

Crashed Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK 12 December 1944

Force landed RAF Woodbridge. Pilot Lt D V Tregoning. 12-12-44. (9 x RTD)

Crashed Manston, Ramsgate, Kent CT12, UK 3 March 1945

Mid air collision with 42-102450 and force landed RAF Manston. Pilot Lt S J Tavis. (9 x RTD)

Abandoned Trans-Labrador Hwy, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL A0P, Canada 26 June 1945

Abandoned Goose Bay, Labrador, due to engine failure 26/6/45.

Returned Stateside Bradley Field, Salisbury, NC 28147, USA 5 July 1945

Returned to the USA Bradley 5/7/45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 14:40:54 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry Correction.

Date Contributor Update
13 December 2015 13:49:05 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/95thbg-aircraft/95th-b-17-s-1942

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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