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42-29884

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 4/3/43; Patterson 8/4/43; Eglin Fd 16/4/43; Dow Fd 19/4/43; Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-D] Alconbury 23/5/43; force landed base with friendly fire damage with Lopez Mantou 9/6/43; then transferred 326BG [JW-D]; Missing in Action Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 with Capt Hans Johnson, Co-pilot: Don Weir, Navigator: Bob Doolan, Bombardier: Harry Broyles, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Dickson, Radio Operator: Herb Jackson, Ball turret gunner: Carlos Guiterrez, Waist gunner: Herb Jackson, Waist gunner: Rudi Antala,Tail gunner: John Treon (10 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Haltern, near Sevenum, six miles W of Venlo, Holl. Missing Air Crew Report 374.

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...

  • 326th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Rudolph Antala

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29884, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harold Broyles

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Bombardier; Togglier | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29884, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Paul Dickson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29884, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Doolan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Bob enlisted in pilot school after graduating in 1935, but after Pearl Harbor he re-enlisted, becoming a navigator. ...

  • Carlos Guiterrez

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner, Right Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29884, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Herbert Jackson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner, Radio Operator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29884. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Hans Johnson

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 326BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Gelsenkirchen 12-Aug-43 in B-17 42-29884; hit by flak, crashed Haltern, near Sevenum, six miles W of Venlo, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 374. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Azzan Kagan

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

  • John Treon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29884, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Donald Weir

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 81

    12 August 1943
    This mission is separated into two elements. The first element is a combined force of 183 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division: 91BG (22); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (20); 306BG (20); 351BG (21); 379BG (21); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are dispatched to bomb...

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 12 August 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 374 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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