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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 19/5/43; Gore 20/5/43; Smoky Hill 30/5/43; Morrison 9/6/43; Assigned 419BS/301BG St Donat 3/7/43; Oudna 6/8/43; Cerignola 7/12/43; Lucera 1/2/44; Missing in Action 98m Wollersdorf 29/5/44 with Tom Phillips, Co-pilot: George Gaudaen, Navigator: Chas Hahn, Bombardier: Rex McElmurry, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Helf, Radio Operator: Bob Zimmerman, Ball turret gunner: Dan Behre, Waist gunner: Warren Haskin, Waist gunner: Bill Ogle,Tail gunner: Chas Seall (10 Prisoner of War); mech problem, crashed Vebelbach; Missing Air Crew Report 5445.



  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

  • 419th Bomb Squadron


  • Lucera

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Manufactured Long Beach, CA, USA 1943

Built at Boeing.

Delivered 722, 6207 Missile Dr, Cheyenne, WY 82005, USA 19 May 1943

Delivered Cheyenne 19-May-43.

Assigned Tunisia 3 July 1943

Assigned to 419BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF.

Crashed 2752 Wöllersdorf-Steinabrückl, Austria 29 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Wollersdorf A/D one engine on fire and un-feathered dropped out of formation. Crew baled out 10 x POW. 29-May-44 MACR 5445.


Date Contributor Update
26 May 2018 08:40:00 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, events and unit associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:28 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log