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44-6110

B-17 Flying Fortress

Available: 2 May 1944
Assigned: 28 May 1944 - Douglas Aircraft / Douglas Modification Center # 16 - (Tulsa Municipal)
Assigned: 24 June 1944 / 30 June 1944 - 3rd AF / 302nd AAFBU (Staging Wing) - (Hunter AAF)
Assigned: 1 July 1944 - ATC / North Atlantic Wing - (Dow AAF)
Assigned: 7 July 1944 / 13 July 1944 - 15th AF / XV Service Command / 41st ADG - (Gioia del Colle Airfield)
Assigned: 18 July 1944 - 15th AF / 5th CBW / 463rd BG / 772nd BS - (Celone L/G)
( Pie-Y ) ( 110 / Hell on Wings )
MIA: 20 December 1944 (Mechanical failure)
with William P Saum, Co-pilot: Alfred H Mullins, Navigator: Frank Funk, Bombardier: Hugo S Miller, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Roy P Yetter, Radio Operator: Glenn Peters, Ball turret gunner: Frederick Warfle, Waist gunner: Robert E Otis, Waist gunner: Edward R Schwet, Tail gunner: William G Sebert
Over the target, two of the engines lost oil, and all engines started acting up.
crashed: Wels, Germany
10 POW (MACR 10731)
15th AF mission: (Regensburg, Germany)

Service

Aircraft

Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 5th Bomb Wing
  • 463rd Bomb Group

    463rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 463rd BG entered combat on March 30, 1944. The target was the airdrome at Imoski, Yugoslavia. Thirty-nine planes dropped 117 tons of bombs from 20,000 feet. Although slight flak was encountered, all planes returned safely. The group flew a...

  • 772nd Bomb Squadron

    772nd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established in mid-1943 as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombardment squadron; assigned to Second Air Force for training. Attached in late 1943 and early 1944 to Air University Army Air Force School of Applied Tactics. Deployed to Mediterranean Theater...

Places

  • Celone

    Military site : airfield

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2019 04:36:14 terveurn Changes to description
Sources

from card

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2019 04:34:51 terveurn Changes to description
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from aircraft card

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2019 20:17:50 terveurn Changes to description
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From MACR

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2019 20:13:22 terveurn Changes to aircraft associations, unit associations and place associations
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added connections

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2019 20:11:02 terveurn Changes to description
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from aircraft card

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2019 20:10:23 terveurn Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and markings
Sources

from 15th AF database

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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