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42-31033

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 7/9/43; Scott 11/10/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-B] Deenethorpe 26/10/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 28/5/44 with Stephen Nasen, Co-pilot: John Mitchell, Navigator: Jack Duce, Bombardier: Alvin Gould, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Warren Jumper, Waist gunner: Don Ogborn, Waist gunner: Clarry Biggs, Tail gunner: Herb Willman (8 Prisoner of War), Radio Operator: Garland Owens remains recovered 27/12/51, Ball turret gunner: Eldon Leavitt (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed near Duderstadt, 15 miles E of Gottingen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2507. PEE-TAY-KUH.

Service

Units

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Clarence Biggs

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner; Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #42-31033 'Pee Tey Kun'. Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag 17 B POW, Air Medal-European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 4 Bronze Battle Stars- Good Conduct Medal

  • Jack Duce

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #42-31033 'Pee Tey Kun'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Alvin Gould

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #42-31033 'Pee Tey Kun. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Warren Jumper

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #42-31033 'Pee Tey Kun'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Eldon Leavitt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #42-31033 'Pee Tey Kun'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Mitchell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #42-31033 'Pee Tey Kun'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW Mel/ Air Medal 1 cluster

  • Stephen Nasen

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group

  • Donald Ogborn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #42-31033 'Pee Tey Kun'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Garland Owens

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #42-31033 'Pee Tey Kun'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Herbert William

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

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Places

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 11 January 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2020 04:36:02 jmoore43 Changes to description
Sources

Added space(s) to the A/C "Description" for readability.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 2507 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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