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42-97567

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 22/12/43; Langley 12/1/44; Chicago 18/1/44; Langley 19/1/44; Presque Is 19/2/44; Assigned 413BS/96BG [MZ-K/F] Snetterton 1/2/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Tom Moore, Bombardier: Bill Barber, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Packard, Waist gunner: Rueben Krezer, Tail gunner: Oliver Davenport, Lt Dick Thomson mission pilot, Navigator: Norman Williams (7 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Vic Johnson, m/op-Emery Hall, Radio Operator: Ray Halstrom, Waist gunner: Bernie Brooks (4 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Erbach, two miles NW of Bad Camberg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4860.

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Units

People

  • William Barber

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #4297567. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • Bernard Brooks

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97567. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Oliver Davenport

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97567. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Emery Hall

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97567. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Raymond Hellstrom

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97567. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Victor Johnson

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97567. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Ruban Krezer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group

  • Thomas Moore

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97567. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Harold Packard

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97567. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • Richard Thomson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Command Pilot; Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97567. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

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Places

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 12 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2020 22:59:42 jmoore43 Changes to description
Sources

Added a space in front of the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4860 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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