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43-38103

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 26/6/44; Hunter 15/7/44; Grenier 24/7/44; Assigned 848BS/490BG Eye 26/7/44; Missing in Action Nurnberg 5/4/45 with Chas Bates, Ellis Smith, John Ewald (3 Prisoner of War); Alfredo Aulicino, Jack Hamilton, Ray Conroy, Chas Anderson, Chas Plotner, Jim Ireland [tg}, John Till [GN - ?} (7 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Frisian Is, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 13855.

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...

  • 848th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Anderson

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Firian Islands in B-17 #4338103

  • Alfred Aulicino

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Frisian Islands in B-17 #4338103

  • Charles Bates

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Frisian Islands on 5 Apr 45 in B-17 #4338103

  • Raymond Conroy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Frisian Islands in B-17 #4338103

  • John Ewald

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 490th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Frisian Island on 5 Apr 45 in B-17 #4338103. He bailed out of plane

  • Jack Hamilton

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Frisian Islands in B-17 #4338103

  • James Ireland

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed at Frisian Islands in B-17 #4338103

  • Charles Plotner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Firsian Islands in B-17 #4338103

  • Ellis Smith

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

  • John Till

    Military | Sergeant | G, Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Frisian Islands on 5 Apr 45 in B-17 #4338103

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 5 April 1945

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 13855 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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