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44-8604

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 31/10/44; Grenier 15/12/44; Dow Fd 15/12/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-X] Horham 17/12/44;with Bill Dunwoody force landed B-53 Merville Afd, Bel. 19/3/45; battle damaged Holzwickede 23/3/45 with Bill Dunwoody, Co-pilot: M. Burrows, Bombardier: C. Nall lost at sea on bail out order?, Waist gunner: A. Cross (4 Returned to Duty); Navigator: P. Facteau, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Detweiler, Radio Operator: C. Burnett, Ball turret gunner: C. Bitner,Tail gunner: W. Cullierne, obs-W. Ricters (6 Killed in Action); mid air coll with 44-8754 (95BG); crashed Campsea Ash, Sfk. UK; Salvaged 26/3/45. 35 x missions. SECTION EIGHT.

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...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Clarence Bitner

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 336BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Holzwickede 23-Mar-45. Mid air collision with B-17 44-8754, crashed Campsea Ash, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (3OLC), GC, PH.

  • Clarence Burnett

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 336BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Holzwickede 23-Mar-45. Mid air collision with B-17 44-8754, crashed Campsea Ash, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (3 OLC), PH.

  • Albert Burns

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Max Burrows

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

  • Gabriel Chapra

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

  • John Cotner

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Arl Cross

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Wilfred Cullerne

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 336BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Holzwickede 23-Mar-45. Mid air collision with B-17 44-8754, crashed Campsea Ash, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (3 OLC), PH.

  • Raymond Detweiler

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 336BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Holzwickede 23-Mar-45. Mid air collision with B-17 44-8754, crashed Campsea Ashe, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 16126 Awards: AM (3OLC), PH, GC.

  • William Dunwoody

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

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Missions

  • 789

    10 January 1945

  • 792

    14 January 1945

  • 798

    17 January 1945

  • 801

    20 January 1945

  • 809

    28 January 1945

  • 814

    1 February 1945

  • 817

    3 February 1945

  • 821

    6 February 1945

  • 824

    9 February 1945

  • 832

    15 February 1945

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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....

Events

Event Location Date
Delivered Lincoln Airport, 2400 W Adams St, Lincoln, NE 68524, USA 31 October 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Horham, Eye IP21, UK 17 December 1944

Assigned to 336BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

First 95th BG Combat Mission Himmelgeist, Germany 10 January 1945
Crashed Merville, France 19 March 1945

Force landed B-53 Merville Airfield, Belgium 19-Mar-45. Pilot Bill Dunwoody.

Combat damaged/Mid Air Collision Campsea Ashe, Woodbridge IP13, UK 23 March 1945

Battle damaged Holzwickede 23-Mar-45. Mid air collision with B-17 44-8754, crashed Campsea Ash, Suffolk. Pilot Bill Dunwoody. 4 x RTD 6 x KIA.

Final 95th BG Combat Mission Unma, Germany 23 March 1945

Salvaged 26-Mar-45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2020 23:40:22 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/aircraft/335

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2020 23:39:27 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, nicknames, events, person associations and mission associations
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/aircraft/335

Date Contributor Update
01 January 2020 17:38:53 phil marchese Changes to production block number, manufacturer and markings
Sources

AAM image colors.

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2016 18:05:10 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and person associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=16126
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/95thbg-aircraft/95th-b-17-s-1944
https://www.fold3.com/image/30087437
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1944_1.html

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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