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43-38128

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 28/6/44; Lincoln 14/7/44; Grenier 11/8/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye 22/8/44; Missing in Action Stuttgart 13/9/44 with Bob Funk, Navigator: Allan Quinn, Bombardier: Rae Stokes, Ball turret gunner: Bob Lawrence, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tom Dobson (5 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Frank Hedeen, Waist gunner: Bob Lincoln, Radio Operator: Steve Andrews,Tail gunner: Chas Fowlkes (4 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Fuerth-Saar, E of Ottweiler, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 8856. BOMBO.

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

  • Stephen Andrews

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down at Fuerth in B-17 Bombo #4338128. Shot by German soldier while prisoner of war, upon order of commanding officer. US trial no. 12-1993.

  • Thomas Dobson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down at Fuerth on 9/13/44 in B-17 Bombo #4338128

  • Charlie Fowlkes

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down at Fuerth in B-17 Bombo #4338128

  • Robert Funk

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down at Fuerth on 9/13/44 in B-17 Bombo #4338128

  • Frank Hedeen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down at Fuerth in B-17 Bombo #4338128

  • Robert Lawrence

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down at Fuerth on 9/13/44 in B-17 Bombo #4338128

  • Robert Lincoln

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down at Fuerth in B-17 Bombo #4338128

  • Allan Quinn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 490th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down at Fuerth on 9/13/44 in B-17 Bombo #4338128

  • Rae Stokes

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 490th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down at Fuerth on 9/13/44 in B-17 Bombo #4338128

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 13 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 January 2018 10:36:39 Kauko56 Changes to nicknames
Sources

MACR

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 8856 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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