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42-97958

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 16/4/44; Cheyenne 1/5/44; Hunter 14/5/44; Dow Fd 2/6/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-G] Bassingbourn 7/6/44; transferred 407BS/92BG [PY-G] Podington 15/6/44; Missing in Action Peenemunde 25/8/44 with Lloyd Triche, Navigator: Bill Cutter, Bombardier: John Bermingham, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leland Schlobohm, Radio Operator: Harvey Katz, Ball turret gunner: John Prather, Waist gunner: Wilf Keller,Tail gunner: M.C. Gandy (8 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Joel Anderson (wia-POW, fell into Greifswald Bay in waist deep water and walked ashore); flak hit in nose, went into spin, crashed Baltic Sea; Missing Air Crew Report 8277.

Service

Units

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 407th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Joel Anderson

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by flak and crashed into Baltic Sea on 8/25/44 in B-17 #4297958 POW

  • John Bermingham

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed into Baltic Sea in B-17 34297958

  • William Cutter

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed into Baltic Sea in B-17 42-97958.

  • M Gandy

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Crashed into Baltic Sea in B-17 #42-97958, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Harvey Katz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed into Baltic Sea in B-17 #4297958

  • Wilfred Keller

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed into Baltic Sea in B-17 #4297958

  • John Prather

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed into Baltic Sea in B-17 #4297958

  • Leland Schlobohm

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

  • Lloyd Triche

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed into Baltic Sea in B-17 #4297958

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...

  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 25 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 8277 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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