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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Boeing Mat Com 7/10/43; Gr Island 12/11/43; Memphis 20/11/43; Assigned 419BS/301BG Cerignola 17/12/43; Lucera 1/2/44 Missing in Action 17m Ploesti 5/4/44 with Jesse Coppedge, co-pilot Bill Bristor, Navigator: DeCosta, Bombardier: Lewis Armistead, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Ferguson, Radio Operator: France Goodwin, Ball turret gunner: Bob Seaquist, Waist gunner: Don Eschback, Waist gunner: Wendell Wilcox, Tail gunner: Chris Wollenberg (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Missing Air Crew Report 3882.

Service

Units

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    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

Places

  • Lucera

    Military site : airfield

Events

Not yet known

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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