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44-6107

B-17 Flying Fortress

Available: 2 May 1944
Assigned: 8 May 1944 - Douglas Aircraft / Douglas Modification Center # 16 - (Tulsa Municipal)
Assigned: 18 May 1944 / 23 May 1944 - 3rd AF / 302nd AAFBU (Staging Wing) - (Hunter AAF)
Assigned: 24 May 1944 - ATC / North Atlantic Wing - (Dow AAF)
Assigned: 28 May 1944 / 1 June 1944 - 8th AF / VIII Service Command / BAD 1 - (RAF Burtonwood)
Assigned: 2 June 1944 - 8th AF / 1st BD / 41st CBW / 379th BG / 526th BS - (RAF Kimbolton)
( Triangle-K ) ( LF * S )
After 1 August 1944: ( 3 ) ( Triangle-K - inside Yellow triangle ) ( S )
32 combat missions

MIA: 28 September 1944 @ 1159 hrs (Flak)
with 2Lt Arnold Dixon, Co-pilot: 2Lt Lloyd Mokler, Navigator: 2Lt Lou Knecht, Bombardier: 2Lt Howard Thedinga, Flight engineer: T/Sgt Cyrus Baucum, Radio Operator: T/Sgt Robert Callender, Ball turret gunner: S/Sgt Frank Oberg, Waist gunner: S/Sgt Harry Painter Jr, Tail gunner: S/Sgt Harry Johnson
crashed Anderten, Germany
9 POW (MACR 9361)
8th AF mission: (Magdeburg, Germany)

Service

Units

  • 41st Combat Bomb Wing
  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Dixon Arnold

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Anderton on 9/28/44 in B-17 #446107

  • Cyrus Baucum

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Anderton on 9/28/44 in B-17 #446107

  • Robert Callender

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Anderton on 9/28/44 in B-17 #446107

  • Harold Greenwell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Flew under squadron commander Robert F. Layton, operations Officer. 15 missions over france. 15 missions over Germany

  • Harry Johnson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Anderton on 9/28/44 in B-17 #446107

  • Louis Knecht

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Anderton on 9/28/44 in B-17 #446107

  • Lloyd Mokler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Anderton on 9/28/44 in B-17 #446107

  • Frank Oberg

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Anderton on 9/28/44 in B-17 #446107

  • Harold Painter

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Anderton on 9/28/44 in B-17 #44-6107, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Howard Thedinga

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Anderton on 9/28/44 in B-17 #446107

Missions

  • 652

    28 September 1944

Places

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

  • Hunter Army Air Field

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 28 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2019 22:45:15 terveurn Changes to description
Sources

added space for legability

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2019 05:07:10 terveurn Changes to nicknames
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8th AF records

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2019 05:05:25 terveurn Changes to unit associations, place associations and mission associations
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connections done

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2019 05:03:10 terveurn Changes to markings
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8th Af records

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2019 05:01:27 terveurn Changes to description
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spelling

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2019 05:01:04 terveurn Changes to description
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from aircraft card
from 8th AF records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 9361 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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