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42-107163

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 9/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY- ] Podington 4/5/44; Missing in Action Bretigny Afd, Fr 14/6/44 with Marvin Long, Navigator: George McKewin, Waist gunner: John Hewitt (3 evaded capture); Co-pilot: Norman Stifel, Bombardier: Rollo Budde, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Van Daley, Radio Operator: Bob Ferguson, Ball turret gunner: Gene McNeil,Tail gunner: Emile Ambrose (6 Prisoner of War); flak hit in rihght wing, KOd #3, crashed Villiers-sur-Orge, 12 miles S of Paris, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 5793.

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

  • Emile Ambrose

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    B-17 #42-107163 hit by flak, crashed near Villiers-Sur-Orge 14 Jun 1944. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Rollo Budde

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    B-17 #42-107163 hit by flak, crashed near Villiers-Sur-Orge 14 Jun 1944. Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Robert Ferguson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    B-17 #42-107163 hit by flak, crashed near Villiers-Sur-Orge 14 Jun 1944. Prisoner of War (POW)

  • John Hewitt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    B-17 #42-107163 hit by flak, crashed near Villiers-Sur-Orge 14 Jun 1944. Evaded (EVD)

  • George Kewin

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

  • Marvin Long

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    B-17 #42-107163 hit by flak, crashed near Villiers-Sur-Orge 14 Jun 1944. Evaded (EVD)

  • Eugene McNeil

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

  • Norman Stifel

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    B-17 #42-107163 hit by flak, crashed near Villiers-Sur-Orge 14 Jun 1944. Prisoner of War (POW)

  • William Van Daley

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

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 14 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 5793 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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