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42-97467

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 24/11/43; Wendover 9/12/43; Assigned 748BS/457BG Glatton 2/2/44; transferred 401BS/91BG [LL-F] Bassingbourn 11/3/44; Missing in Action Peenemunde 18/7/44 with Don Bare, Co-pilot: John Johnson, Navigator: Dick Hess, Bombardier: Anthony Homyk, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Nickerson, Radio Operator: Lou Elgert, Ball turret gunner: Orland Neely, Waist gunner: Ray Jones,Tail gunner: Gerald Nygard (9INT); mech fault KO’d #3, force landed Bulltofta, Swed; Missing Air Crew Report 7418. (Left Sweden 1/6/45).

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...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Donald Bare

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    INT Had mechanical failure and landed in Sweden on 7/18/44 in B-17 #4297467

  • Louis Elgert

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    INT Had mechanical failure and landed in Sweden o n 7/18/44 in B-17 #4297467

  • Richard Hess

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    INT Had mechanical failure and landed in Sweden on 7/18/44 in B-17 #4297467

  • Anthony Homyk

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    INT Had mechanical failure and landed in Sweden on 7/18/44 in B-17 #4297467

  • John Johnson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    INT Had mechanical failure on 7/18/44 and landed in Sweden in B-17 #4297467

  • Raymond Jones

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    INT Had mechanical failure and landed in Sweden on 7/18/44 in B-17 #4297467

  • Orland Neely

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    INT Had mechanical failure and landed in Sweden on 7/18/44 in B-17 #4297467

  • Raymond Nickerson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    INT Had mechanical failure and landed in Sweden on 7/18/44 in B-17 #4297467

  • Gerald Nygard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    INT Had mechanical failure and landed in Sweden on 7/18/44 in B-17 #4297467

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...

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 18 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7418 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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