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43-37820

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 26/5/44; Kearney 7/6/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned 832BS/486BG [4N-A] Sudbury 28/6/44; 833BS [3R-T]; [75m Missing in Action Brandenburg 10/4/45 with Melvin Thaler, Carl Oestreich, Don Wheeler, Art Greenfield togg), Neal Fielder, Chas Grannis, Wallace Minard, Bob Farrell, Leon Lanier tg, George Philips obs (10 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Ziesar, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 13910.

Service

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. ...

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 832nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Farrell

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 832BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brandenburg in B-17 43-37820; shot down near Ziesar 10-Apr-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13910 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Neal Fielder

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 832BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brandenburg in B-17 43-37820; shot down near Ziesar 10-Apr-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13910 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Grannis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 486th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 832BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brandenburg in B-17 43-37820; shot down 10-Apr-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13910 Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Arthur Greenfeld

    Military | Sergeant | Togglier / Nose Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 832BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brandenburg in B-17 43-37820; shot down 10-Apr-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13910 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Leo Lanier

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 832BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed 26 mission tour, volunteered for 2nd tour, shot down on 7th mission of his 2nd tour. 15-Oct-43 A/C accident on return from mission in B-17 42-5393 'Thumper Again' RTD. Failed to Return (FTR) Brandenburg in...

  • Wallace Minard

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 832BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brandenburg in B-17 43-37820; shot down near Ziesar 10-Apr-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13910 Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Carl Oestreich

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 832BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brandenburg in B-17 43-37820; shot down near Ziesar 10-Apr-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13910 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Phillips

    Military | Sergeant | Observer | 486th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 832BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brandenburg in B-17 43-37820; shot down near Ziesar 10-Apr-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13910 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • David Roper

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 833BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: DFC (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 Battle stars), American Defense.

  • Melvin Thaler

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 832BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. 6 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Brandenburg in B-17 43-37820; shot down 10-Apr-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13910 ...

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Places

  • Sudbury

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured 1944
Assigned 1944

Assigned to 832BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF.

Delivered Cheyenne AAF, WY 26 May 1944

Delivered Cheyenne AAF 26-May-44.

Crashed Ziesar, Germany 10 April 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Brandenburg in B-17 43-37820; shot down near Ziesar 10-Apr-45 10 x POW MACR 13910

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 June 2020 18:48:35 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29435098

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2018 21:59:01 gfeindel Changes to person associations
Sources

logbook David B Roper, 833rd bomb Squadron, mission to Brest , France, Sept 3rd 1944

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2018 21:56:29 gfeindel Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

486th bomb group web site.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 13910 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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