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44-8109

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Dallas 16/6/44; Langley 19/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-R] Snetterton 11/8/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 30/11/44 with Floyd Whaley, Co-pilot: Tom Accardi, Navigator: Bill Senn, Radio Operator: Jack Schimpf, Lt Giles McCarthy [Micky Op], Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Francis Martin, Radio Operator: Reider Tommeras, Waist gunner: Jeremy Tipton, Waist gunner: Willard Christensen (9 Prisoner of War);Tail gunner: Russ Anderson (Killed in Action); flak, crashed Bebra, S of Kassel, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10832.

Service

Units

People

  • Thomas Accardi

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Sept 1944. Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #44-8109, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Russell Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #448109. KIA. Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #448109. Took heavy flak over target and lost power. Reached area near Bebra where hills were higher than plane and pilot called for crew to bail out. Crew was told his...

  • Willard Christensen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #448109. POW. POW

  • Francis Martin

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #448109. POW. POW

  • Giles McCarthy

    Military | Lieutenant | Mickey Operator | 96th Bomb Group

  • Jack Schimpf

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    Called up to active service in February 1943. Flew 14 bombing missions. Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #448109. POW. Took heavy flak over target near Leipzig and lost power. Reached area near Bebra where hills were higher than plane and pilot...

  • William Senn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #44-8109, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Jeremy Tipton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #448109. POW. POW

  • Reider Tommeras

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #448109. POW. POW

  • Floyd Whaley

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group

Places

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 30 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 10832 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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