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42-29737

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 11/2/43; Rapid City 22/2/43; Salina 4/3/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Assigned 92BG Alconbury 9/4/43; transferred 412BS/95BG [QW-N] Framlingham 12/5/43; with R.E. Robinson force landed Framlingham afd 17/5/43; with Robinson 19/5/43, Navigator: Ferry Manee, rw-Stan Bennett, lw-Clyde Butterfield [all 3 wia]; 6m, Missing in Action Kiel 13/6/43 with Laurier Morissette, Co-pilot: Ralph Ziegler, Navigator: John Korman, Bombardier: Chas Magennis, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Highcove, Radio Operator: Dick Nowak, Ball turret gunner: John Churma, Waist gunner: Walt Jacot, Waist gunner: Joe DiRicco,Tail gunner: Furman Gray, pass-Capt Vince Gannon (base com. off.) (11 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft ko’d two engines, force landed North Sea sand dunes near Amrum Is. Ger. Taken by fishing trawler to town of Husum and a military base. Missing Air Crew Report 4898. LOUISE.

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. ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Stanley Bennett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    WIA. 19 May 1943. B-17F #42-29737. Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 #4229693. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). 4 March 1943: Married Martha Janet Snyder in Auburn, Nebraska.

  • Clyde Butterfield

    Military | Right Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    WIA. 19 May 1943. B-17F #42-29737

  • John Churma

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #4229737 'Louise. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Furman Gray

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #4229737 'Louise. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Paul Highcove

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #4229737 'Louise. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Walter Jacot

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #4229737 'Louise. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Korman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #4229737 'Louise. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Magennis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 42-29737 'Louise', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Ferry Manee

    Military | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    WIA. 19 May 1943. B-17F #42-29737

  • Laurier Morissette

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #4229737 'Louise. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 58

    17 May 1943
    VIII Bomber Command launches another operation against German U-Boat facilities with three elements. The first element is a formation of 100 B-17s despatched from: 91BG (24); 92BG (10); 303BG (21); 305BG (21) and 306BG (24) to attack the German U-Boat...

  • VIII Bomber Command 59

    19 May 1943
    The German naval bases at Kiel and Flensburg, Germany are the two primary targets for this mission. A force of 123 B-17s is despatched from: 91BG (19); 92BG (10); 303BG (27); 305BG (22); 306BG (24) and 351BG (21) to bomb the naval facilities at Kiel,...

  • VIII Bomber Command 63

    13 June 1943
    German naval facilities and port areas at Bremen, Germany and Kiel, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. A formation of 151 B-17s despatched from: 91BG (21); 92BG (17); 303BG (27); 305BG (24); 306BG (28); 351BG (21); and 379BG (13) are to...

Places

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13, UK 17 May 1943

Force landed Framlingham airfield 17/5/43. Pilot Lt Richard E Robinson.

Combat casualties 19 May 1943

Navigator: Ferry Manee, [RW] Stan Bennett, [LW] Clyde Butterfield [all 3 WIA]; Pilot Lt R E Robinson 19/5/43.

Crashed Amrum, Germany 13 June 1943 – 13 June 1943

Missing in Action Kiel 13/6/43. Enemy aircraft ko’d two engines, force landed North Sea sand dunes near Amrum Island. Germany. Taken by fishing trawler to town of Husum and a military base. (11 x POW) Missing Air Crew Report MACR4898.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2015 12:48:06 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/95thbg-aircraft/95th-b-17-s-1942

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4898 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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