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42-102638

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 20/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 20/4/44; Missing in Action Osnabruck 13/5/44 with Ray McClintock, Navigator: Stan Gillman, Bombardier: Walt Trotter, Radio Operator: Ben Little, Ball turret gunner: Bob Wallace, Waist gunner: John Gingrich, Waist gunner: Leon Bernedo,Tail gunner: John Young (8 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Bob Dalby{chute failed}, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Aubrey Teague (2 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Greffen, near Harsewinkel, 17 miles W of Bielefeld, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4772.

Service

Units

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 711th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Leon Bernedo

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42102638. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Raymond Clintock

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 447th Bomb Group

  • Robert Dalby

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42-102638, Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Stanley Gillman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42102638. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Gingrich

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42102638. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Benjamin Little

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42102638. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Aubrey Teague

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42102638. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Walter Trotter

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42102638. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Wallace

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42102638. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Young

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42-102638, Prisoner of War (POW). Flew 19 missions before being shot down POW

Places

  • Rattlesden

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force in 1942, Rattlesden had three concrete runways, 50 hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. Intended to be a twin-engine B-26 bomber base, it was originally a satellite for nearby Rougham, and first occupied from...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 13 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4772 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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