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43-38111

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 27/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Grenier 22/7/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye 25/7/44; lost on training flight 5/1/45 with Don Wood, Co-pilot: John Smith, Navigator: Forest Redman, Ex Navigator: Warren Allen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Todt, instr Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Elmer Hammond, instr Radio Operator: Cliff Kwasigroh, Radio Operator: Ed Sarazewski, instr p-Lt Paul McGee (9 Killed in Action); mid air coll with 43-38050 (490BG); crashed Rougham A/fd, Sfk. UK; Salvaged 17/1/45.

Service

Aircraft

  • 43-38050

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Dow Fd 23/7/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye 26/7/44; during assembly for Frankfurt 5/1/45, with Harry Adelman, Co-pilot: Chas Elder, Navigator: Art Saye, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Virgil Walton, instr...

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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

  • Warren Allen

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in AC# 43-38111. Fighter attack led to midair collision with AC# 43-38050 of the same squadron. Crash landed at Bury St. Edmunds

  • Elmer Hammond

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in AC# 43-38111. Fighter attack led to midair collision with AC# 43-38050 of the same squadron. Crash landed at Bury St. Edmunds

  • Clifford Kwasigroh

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in AC# 43-38111. Fighter attack led to midair collision with AC# 43-38050 of the same squadron. Crash landed at Bury St. Edmunds

  • Paul McGee

    Military | Lieutenant | IP | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in AC# 43-38111. Fighter attack led to midair collision with AC# 43-38050 of the same squadron. Crash landed at Bury St. Edmunds

  • Forest Redman

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 490th Bomb Group
    Fighter attack led to midair collision with AC# 43-38050 of the same squadron. Crash landed at Bury St. Edmunds

  • Edward Sarazewski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in AC# 43-38111. Fighter attack led to midair collision with AC# 43-38050 of the same squadron. Crash landed at Bury St. Edmunds

  • John Smith

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in AC# 43-38111. Fighter attack led to midair collision with AC# 43-38050 of the same squadron. Crash landed at Bury St. Edmunds

  • Charles Todt

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in AC# 43-38111. Fighter attack led to midair collision with AC# 43-38050 of the same squadron. Crash landed at Bury St. Edmunds

  • Donald Wood

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in AC# 43-38111. Fighter attack led to midair collision with AC# 43-38050 of the same squadron. Crash landed at Bury St. Edmunds

Places

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

  • 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) England 5 January 1945

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 15362 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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