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42-97194

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 5/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-O] Horham 11/3/44; with G.M. Jackman force landed B-53 Merville, Belg., 10/5/45; with Lt Henderson force landed A-70 Laon, France 20/5/45; 114m Returned to the USA Bradley 25/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8/12/45.

Service

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. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron
  • 336th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Bruce Henderson

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • George Jackman

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Leslie Lennox

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Marion Makarewicz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Frank Marcera

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • George Marks

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Robert O'Neal

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group

  • Herbert Riddle

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Waist Gunner/Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group

  • Paul Tucci

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 275

    23 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Brunswick, Munster, Osnabruck, and Achmer, Germany as well as the airfield at Handorf, Germany become the targets for a force of 768 heavy bombers despatched by all three Air Divisions. The bomber gunner claims on German...

  • 8th Air Force 283

    28 March 1944
    A force of 450 heavy bombers from all three Air Divisions is despatched to bomb the German E-Boat pens at Ijmuiden, Holland and German airfields in France. Mission Summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 287

    1 April 1944
    The industrial areas of Ludwigshafen was the traget for this mission, but the mission was frustrated by heavy cloud cover and navigational errors that resulted in the mission going haywire. 3rd Air Division and 2nd Air Division despatch heavy bombers....

  • 8th Air Force 291

    8 April 1944

  • 8th Air Force 295

    10 April 1944

  • 8th Air Force 298

    11 April 1944

  • 306A

    18 April 1944
    The handwritten log of my father, Horace O. "Hank" Turner, states this.. "Started to raid Berlin, bad weather and we bombed Brandenberg. formation bad and flak terrific." He had marked it with an "x", which he noted meant that "Our plane was hit by...

  • 358

    19 May 1944

  • 370

    25 May 1944
    First mission. Up at 5:00 AM and back at 11:00. Good hit on marshaling yards. Our plane was hit but no-one in our crew was hit.

  • 376

    28 May 1944

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Places

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Delivered Cheyenne, WY 4 February 1944
Crashed Merville, France 10 May 1945

Force landed B-53 Merville, Belgium, 10/5/45. Pilot Lt G M Jackman.

Crashed Laon, France 20 May 1945

Force landed A-70 Laon, France 20/5/45. Pilot Lt Henderson.

Returned Stateside Bradley Field, Salisbury, NC 28147, USA 25 June 1945

Returned to the USA Bradley 25/6/45. 114 mission veteran. Sold for scrap.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 September 2020 00:46:47 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/aircraft/234

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 13:28:56 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames and unit associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry Correction.

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 10:27:46 Lucy May Changes to nicknames
Sources

Changed serial number from '41 -97194' to '42-97194'. This is as it is in Dave Osborne's Fortlog as well as the 95th Bomb Group's listing.
Must have been an error created in the upload process.

Date Contributor Update
13 December 2015 13:27:22 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, markings, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/95thbg-aircraft/95th-b-17-s-1942

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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