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42-29933

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 14/3/43; Gore 31/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG 17/4/43 GREEN FURY II; re-named LUCKY LADY; transferred 524BS/379BG [WA-M] Kimbolton 12/7/43; battle damaged Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 with Capt Lloyd Mason, Co-pilot: Arvid Dahl, Navigator: Constant Anszpoger, Bombardier: Tom McMorran, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John McCullen, Radio Operator: Jim Carroll Wounded in Action, Ball turret gunner: John Hagen, Waist gunner: Bob Fegan Wounded in Action, Waist gunner: John Carey, Tail gunner: Patrick Romano (10 Returned to Duty); force landed Framlingham a/fd, Sfk, Uk; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 15/8/43; AFMSC 4/2/44.

Service

People

  • Constant Anszperger

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. 12-Aug-43 on mission to oil refinery in Germany, landed with severe bomb damage in B-17 42-29933. RTD. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Carroll

    Military | Master Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 545BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 12-Aug-43 on mission to oil refinery in Germany, landed with severe bomb damage. in B17 42-29933. Wounded in Action (WIA) RTD. Awards: AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Fegan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 545BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Crew of Panama Hattie. 12-Aug-43 on mission to oil refinery in Germany in B17 42-29933, A/C landed with severe bomb damage. Hit by Flak Wounded in Action (WIA). Awards: DSC, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Hagen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 545BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 12-Aug-43 on mission to oil refinery in Germany, landed with severe bomb damage. in B17 42-29933. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Leckey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Wheels up landing at night during a training flight on 31-Mar-44 in B-17F 42-29624 'Pappy'. RTD. 9 x combat missions. Shot down 17-Aug-43 in B-17 42-30309 'Raging Red'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1763 ...

  • John McCullen

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 545BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 12-Aug-43 on mission to oil refinery in Germany in B17 42-29933, landed with severe bomb damage. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Patrick Romano

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 545BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Crew of Panama Hattie. 12-Aug-43 on mission to oil refinery in Germany in B17 42-29933, landed with severe bomb damage. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Places

  • 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...

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2020 19:21:18 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Added the A/C nickname listed in the A/C “Description”.

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2020 18:43:17 jmoore43 Changes to description
Sources

Added a space in front of the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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