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43-38078

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 22/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Grenier 20/7/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye 22/7/44; 850BS; Missing in Action Pirna 19/4/45 with Bob Norvell, Nendell Snyder, Newton Parker (3 Prisoner of War); Lorenzo Smith, Gordon Lake, Leo Borden, Pete Malires, Carl Johnson, Bob Johnson (6 Killed in Action); jet enemy aircraft, crashed Schonau, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 14194.

Service

Units

  • 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

  • Leo Borden

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Schonau 19 Apr 1945 B-17 #43-38078

  • James Carley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Cole J crew

  • Carl Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Schonau 19 Apr 1945 B-17 43-38078

  • Robert Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Schonau 19 Apr 1945 B-17 #43-38078

  • Gordon Lake

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Schonau 19 Apr 1945 B-17 #43-38078

  • Peter Malires

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Schonau 19 Apr 1945 B-17 #43-38078

  • Robert Norvell

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) near Schonau 19 Apr 1945, B-17 #43-38078

  • Newton Parker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) near Schonau 19 Apr 1945 B-17 #43-38078

  • Lorenzo Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 490th Bomb Group

  • Nendell Snyder

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) near Schonau 19 Apr 1945 B-17 43-38078

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
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 19 April 1945

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 14194 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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