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42-30219

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/43; Smoky Hill 12/5/43; Bangor 6/6/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-J] Horham 15/6/43; 6m, battle damaged Oschersleben 28/7/43 with Bill Thomas, rest unknown (7 Returned to Duty); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carl Cameron, Radio Operator: Rex Neely, Waist gunner: Harry Koukol (3POW-all bailed out) Missing Air Crew Report 215; crash landed Framlingham Airfield, Suffolk 13/8/43.

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. ...

  • 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...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Carl Cameron

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer, Top turret gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    April 7, 1943, B17 42-3090 'Taint-a-bird' force landed near Clonakilty, County Cork Ireland. Crew was safe. ...

  • Harry Koukol

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Waist gunner B-17 42-30219 A/C Battle damaged, Oschersleben 28/7/43. Oxygen and Intercom shot out, Koukol 1 of 3 crew baled out. POW. Missing Air Crew Report 215.

  • Rex Neely

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Radio Operator B-17 42-30219 A/C Battle damaged, Oschersleben 28/7/43. Oxygen and Intercom shot out, Neely 1 of 3 crew baled out. POW. Missing Air Crew Report 215.

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 78

    28 July 1943
    The German aircraft industry at Kassel (Fieseler works) and Oscherleben, Germany are the primary targets of this mission. 182 B-17s from: 91BG (20); 92BG (17); 303BG (20); 305BG (21); 306BG (24); 351BG (21); 379BG (19); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are...

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Combat damage Oschersleben, Germany 28 July 1943

Battle damaged, Oschersleben 28/7/43. Oxygen and Intercom shot out and 3 crew baled out. A/C RTB with crew of 7.
Missing Air Crew Report 215.

Crashed Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13, UK 13 August 1943

Crash landed Framlingham Airfield, Suffolk. 13/8/43.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2015 14:04:54 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
https://www.fold3.com/image/29418672.

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2015 14:00:37 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
https://www.fold3.com/image/29418672.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 215 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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