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42-29641

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 26/1/43; Salina 9/2/43; Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-V] Chelveston 21/3/43; Missing in Action Nantes 4/7/43 with Frank Scott, Co-pilot: Bob Brazeal, Navigator: Bill Bailey, Bombardier: Leslie Stone, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Marvin Williams, Radio Operator: Ray Malaby, Ball turret gunner: John Kowalski, Waist gunner: Frank Hatzke, Waist gunner: Aubrey King,Tail gunner: Albert King (10 Killed in Action); flak set radio room on fire SE of Belle Isle, W of St Nazaire, crashed Bay of Biscay. Missing Air Crew Report 4483. BLACK SWAN.

Service

Units

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 422nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Awrajcewicz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Charles F Awrajcewicz served between June 1942 and the fatal training flight on 31 August 1943 - mid-air collision with Beaufighter Serial V8715 of RAF 75 Squadron. He had flown in over 25 missions, both daylight and night bombing ones. He originally...

  • William Bailey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 4 July 1943 in B-17 #42-29641 'Black Swan'. Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Brazeal

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 4 July 1943 in B-17 #4229641 'Black Swan. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Frank Hatzke

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 4 July 1943 in B-17 #4229641 'Black Swan. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Albert King

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 4 July 1943 in B-17 #4229641 'Black Swan. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Aubrey King

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 4 July 1943 in B-17 #4229641 'Black Swan. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Kowalski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 4 July 1943 in B-17 #4229641 'Black Swan. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Raymond Malaby

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 4 July 1943 in B-17 #4229641 'Black Swan. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Frank Scott

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 4 July 1943 in B-17 #4229641 'Black Swan. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Leslie Stone

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 4 July 1943 in B-17 #4229641 'Black Swan. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Places

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 4 July 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4483 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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