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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 6/12/43; Kearney 24/12/43; Memphis 2/1/44; Drew Fd 4/1/44; Morrison 8/1/44; Assigned 774BS/463BG Celone 9/3/44; Missing in Action Blechhammer 7/7/44 with Don Doran, Co-pilot: Maurice Davis, Navigator: Pat Gaughan, Bombardier: Jim Slaughter, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Shephard, Radio Operator: Bill Marcks, Ball turret gunner: Jim Howard, Waist gunner: Bob Moran, Waist gunner: Dan O’Connell,Tail gunner: Manny Remplakis (10POW?); enemy aircraft, crashed Vicany, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 6864. THE JOKER (painted on tail fin.)

Service

Units

  • 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. ...

  • 463rd Bomb Group

    463rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 463rd BG entered combat on March 30, 1944. The target was the airdrome at Imoski, Yugoslavia. Thirty-nine planes dropped 117 tons of bombs from 20,000 feet. Although slight flak was encountered, all planes returned safely. The group flew a...

  • 774th Bomb Squadron

    774th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established in mid-1943 as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombardment squadron; assigned to Second Air Force for training. Attached in late 1943 and early 1944 to Air University Army Air Force School of Applied Tactics. Deployed to Mediterranean Theater...

Places

  • Celone

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Delivered Denver, CO, USA 6 December 1943
Assigned Foggia, Province of Foggia, Italy 9 March 1944

463rd BG
774th BS

Crashed Blechhammer, 92439 Bodenwöhr, Germany 7 July 1944

Missing in Action Blechhammer 7/7/44 with Don Doran, Co-pilot: Maurice Davis, Navigator: Pat Gaughan, Bombardier: Jim Slaughter, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Shephard, Radio Operator: Bill Marcks, Ball turret gunner: Jim Howard, Waist gunner: Bob Moran, Waist gunner: Dan O’Connell,Tail gunner: Manny Remplakis (10POW?); enemy aircraft, crashed Vicany, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 6864. THE JOKER (painted on tail fin.)

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 01:56:29 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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