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42-107012

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 26/1/44; Kearney 1/3/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-J] Podington 22/3/44; Missing in Action Lyon-Bron A/fd 30/4/44 with John Campbell, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Powers, Ball turret gunner: Harry Werneth, Waist gunner: George Adams, Waist gunner: Jim Angelillo,Tail gunner: George Magnani (6 Killed in Action); Navigator: Murray Kitt, Bombardier: Joe Wilson, Radio Operator: John Wells (3 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Joe Regan (evaded capture); enemy aircraft severely damaged cockpit and electrics followed by explosion, crashed Viglain, 19 miles SE of Orleans, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 4466.

Service

Units

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 407th Bomb Squadron

People

  • George Adams

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 30 April 1944 in B-17 #42-107012, Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • James Angelillo

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 30 April 1944 in B-17 #42107012. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • John Campbell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 30 April 1944 in B-17 #42107012. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Murray Kitt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 30 April 1944 in B-17 #42107012. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Magnani

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 30 April 1944 in B-17 #42107012. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • William Powers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 30 April 1944 in B-17 #42107012. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Joseph Regan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 30 April 1944 in B-17 #42107012. Evaded.

  • John Wells

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 30 April 1944 in B-17 42-107012.

  • Harry Werneth

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 30 April 1944 in B-17 #42107012. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Joseph Wilson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 30 April 1944 in B-17 #42107012. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Places

  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 30 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4466 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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