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42-30226

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/43; Gore 14/5/43; Kearney 27/5/43; Tinker 1/6/43; Dow Fd 6/6/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-L] Horham 15/6/43; 36m, Missing in Action Frankfurt 29/1/44 with Jim Higgins, Navigator: Don Gallagher, Bombardier: Vern Archibald, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Lugg, Waist gunner: Bob Humphrey (5 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Jim Munn, Radio Operator: Ray Garvey, Ball turret gunner: Austin Dulaney, Waist gunner: Gene Rountree,Tail gunner: Howard Thompson (5 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft shot #1 engine out, crashed Lutrebois, three miles SE of Bastogne, Bel.; Missing Air Crew Report 2256. SPOOK #V (No. 5).

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
  • 336th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Vern Archibald

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Suffered mechanical problems and then shot down by flak on mission to Frankfurt on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-30226 'Spook #5. ' Killed in Action (KIA) while serving with the 95th Bomb Group

  • Eldon Broman

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 23 x combat missions. Shot down 10-Oct-43 in B-17 42-30272 'Fritz Blitz'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1118 Awards: POW, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Chaffin

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 10-Oct-43 in B-17 42-30272 'Fritz Blitz'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1118 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Cozens

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot/Command Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Earl DeWolf

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230817 'Miss Flower III. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Austin Dulaney

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Suffered mechanical problems and then shot down by flak on mission to Frankfurt on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-30226 'Spook #5. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Fowler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230272 'Fritz Blitz. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Don Gallagher

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Suffered mechanical problems and then shot down by flak on mission to Frankfurt on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-30226 'Spook #5. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Raymond Garvey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Suffered mechanical problems and then shot down by flak on mission to Frankfurt on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-30226 'Spook #5. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Paul Guiteras

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230272 'Fritz Blitz. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Missions

  • 8th Air Force 198

    29 January 1944
    The primary target for this mission was the railroad marshalling yards and industrial areas of Frankfurt, Germany. A combined force of 863 heavy bombers were despatched in three elements to make the attack. The combined bomber gunner claims on enemy...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Bastogne, Belgium 29 January 1944 – 29 January 1944

Missing in Action Frankfurt 29/1/44. Cause - enemy aircraft shot #1 engine out, crashed Lutrebois, three miles SE of Bastogne, Belgium; (5 x POW, 5 x KIA) Missing Air Crew Report MACR 2256.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2015 23:14:29 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 2256 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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