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43-38046

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 20/6/44; Hunter 3/7/44; Grenier 24/7/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye 26/7/44; Missing in Action Ruhland 17/3/45 with Arthur Stern, Clifton Nippert, Ed Dewahl, Willard Fay, Jim Rivers, George Devlin, John Terry, Jim Heathman, Ed Holdren (9 Killed in Action); mid-air coll, crashed Kamberg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 13080.

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Aircraft

  • 43-38071

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/6/44; Hunter 14/7/44; Grenier 24/7/44; Assigned 490BG Eye 26/7/44; battle damaged Ruhland 17/3/45; mid air collision with 43-38046; force landed St Trond A/fd, Bel; Salvaged 23/3/45.

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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. ...

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 849th Bomb Squadron

People

  • George Devlin

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 490th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 849BS, 490BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ruhland 17-Mar-45 in B-17 43-38046; Mid-air collision Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13080 ...

  • Edmund Dewahl

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 490th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 849BS, 490BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ruhland 17-Mar-45 in B-17 43-38046; Mid-air collision, crashed Kamberg, Germany Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13080 Awards: AM, PH.

  • Willard Fay

    Military | Sergeant | Togglier | 490th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 849BS, 490BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ruhland 17-Mar-45 in B-17 43-38046; Mid-air collision, crashed Kamberg, Germany Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13080 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • Jimmie Heathman

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 849BS, 490BG, 8AF USAAF. Art Stern crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Ruhland 17-Mar-45 in B-17 43-38046; Mid-air collision, crashed Kamberg, Germany Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13080 ...

  • Edward Holdren

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 849BS, 490BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ruhland 17-Mar-45 in B-17 43-38046; Mid-air collision, crashed Kamberg, Germany Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13080 Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Clifton Nippert

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 849BS, 490BG, 8AF USAAF. Art Stern crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Ruhland 17-Mar-45 in B-17 43-38046; Mid-air collision, crashed Kamberg, Germany Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13080 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • James Rivers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 849BS, 490BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ruhland 17-Mar-45 in B-17 43-38046; Mid-air collision, crashed Kamberg, Germany Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13080 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • Arthur Stern

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 849BS, 490BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ruhland 17-Mar-45 in B-17 43-38046; Mid-air collision, crashed Kamberg, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13080 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • John Terry

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 849BS, 490BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ruhland 17-Mar-45 in B-17 43-38046; Mid-air collision, crashed Kamberg, Germany Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13080 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

Places

  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...

Events

Event Location Date
Delivered Cheyenne AAF, WY 20 June 1944

Delivered Cheyenne AAF 20-Jun-44.

Assigned Eye, UK 26 July 1944

Assigned 849BS, 490BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Kamberg, Germany 17 March 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Ruhland with crew 17-Mar-45; ; mid-air collision, crashed Kamberg, Germany 9 x KIA MACR 13080

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 February 2020 20:09:23 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29442236

Date Contributor Update
03 January 2018 12:23:10 Lucy May Changes to unit associations and person associations
Sources

Corrected unit association from 850th Bomb Squadron to 849th Bomb Squadron:
MACR 13080: https://www.fold3.com/image/1/29442236

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 13080 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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