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42-30016

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 1/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 19/5/43; Assigned 532BS/381BG [VE-M] Ridgewell 6/5/43 with Earl Horr, Bill Roberts, George Griffith, Chester Hoover, Glenn Chapin, George Orin, Herb Clark, Chas Henry, Everett Hodson, Art Jones; Missing in Action 2m Antwerp 22/6/43 with Earl Horr, Co-pilot: Bill Roberts, Bombardier: Chester Hoover, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Glenn Chapin, Radio Operator: Bob Mandell, Waist gunner: Everett Hodson, Waist gunner: Hubert Clark,Tail gunner: Art Jones (8 Prisoner of War); Navigator: George Griffithbody never found, Ball turret gunner: Chas Henrylanded in River Scheldt (2 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Hoek, W of Terneuzen, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 134. IRON GUT GERT.

Service

Aircraft

  • 42-30021

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 1/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 17/4/43; Pueblo 27/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-L] Ridgewell 29/5/43 with John Martin, Bob Marsh, Harry Long, Wallace Hoag, Jim Lantto, John Hutchinson, Hugh...

Units

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 532nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Glenn Chapin

    Military | Master Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    ETTG, Horr Crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down June 22, 1943 in B-17 #42-30016 "Iron Gut Gert". Mission #1 - Antwerp, Belgium. First 381st mission. MACR 134. Shot down by Major Josef 'Pips' Priller of STAB/JG26 in an FW190A-6. Prisoner of War...

  • Hubert Clark

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Right Waist Gunner. Horr Crew. 381st BG, 532 BS, 8th AF. Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #42-30016 'Iron Gut Gert'. Mission #1 - Antwerp, Belgium. First 381st BG mission. MACR 134. Shot down by Major Josef 'Pips' Priller of STAB/JG26 in an FW190A-2....

  • George Griffith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Navigator, Horr Crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17#42-30016, "Iron Gut Gert". Mission #1 - Antwerp, Belgium. First 381st BG mission. MACR 134. Shot down by Major Josef 'Pips' Priller of STAB/JG26 in an FW190A-6. Killed in...

  • Charles Henry

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Ball Turret Gunner. Horr Crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #42-30016 "Iron Gut Gert". Mission #1 - Antwerp, Belgium. First 381st BG mission. MACR 134. Shot down by Major Josef 'Pips' Priller of STAB/JG26 in an FW190A-6....

  • Everett Hodsdon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Waist Gunner, Horr Crew, 381st BG 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down June 22, 1943 in B-17 #42-30016 "Iron Gut Gert". Mission #1 to Antwerp, Belgium. First 381st BG mission. MACR 134. Shot down by Major Josef 'Pips' Priller of STAB/JG26 in an FW190A-6....

  • Chester Hoover

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Bombardier, Horr Crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #42-30016 'Iron Gut Gert'. Mission #1 to Antwerp, Belgium. First 381st BG mission. MACR 134. Shot down by Major Josef 'Pips' Priller of STAB/JG26 in an FW190A-6. Prisoner...

  • Earl Horr

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Pilot, Horr crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down June 22, 1943 in B-17 #42-30016 "Iron Gut Gert". Mission #1 to Antwerp, Belgium. First 381st BG mission. Shot down by Major Josef 'Pips' Priller of STAB/JG26 in an FW190A-6. MACR #134. Prisoner of...

  • Arthur Jones

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Tail Gunner. Horr Crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17#42-30016 'Iron Gut Gert'. Mission #1 - Antwerp, Belgium. First 381st BG mission. MACR 134. Shot down by Major Josef 'Pips' Priller of STAB/JG26 in an FW190A-6. Prisoner...

  • Robert Mandell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio operator, Horr Crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17#42-30016 'Iron Gut Gert'. Mission #1 - Antwerp, Belgium. MACR 134. Shot down by Major Josef 'pips' Priller of STAB/JG26 in an FW190A-6. First 381st BG mission. Member...

  • William Roberts

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, Horr Crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #42-30016, Iron Gut Gert. Mission #1 - Antwerp, Belgium. First 381st BG mission. MACR 134. Shot down by Major Josef 'Pips' Priller of STAB/JG26 in an FW190A-6. Prisoner of...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 65

    22 June 1943
    The German rubber industry (Chemische Werke Hüls AG) at Marl (district Hüls-Nord), Germany, is the primary objective of this mission and is assigned to the Bomb Groups with the most expericence. Also the industrial area of Antwerp, Belgium is assigned...

Places

  • Ridgewell

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Belgium 22 June 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2017 19:49:04 ARowe95 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

ARowe95

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2017 15:12:28 ARowe95 Changes to mission associations
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ARowe95

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2017 15:09:40 ARowe95 Changes to person associations
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ARowe95

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 134 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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