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42-32019

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 15/1/44; Gr Island 28/1/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-R] Horham 9/2/44; 18m, Missing in Action Rostock 11/4/44 with Leo Francis (KIA-as he prepared to bale out with crew); Co-pilot: Martin Taylor, Navigator: Burchard Day, Bombardier: Frank Henerson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Buske, Radio Operator: Howard Pollard, Ball turret gunner: A.L. Graves, Waist gunner: Joe Misulich, Waist gunner: George McGibbney,Tail gunner: John Stastny (9 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft KO’d #1, then #4 caught fire with damaged wing, crashed Laendorf, four miles S of Gnoien, near Boddin, 19 miles SE of Rostock, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3803.

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Raymond Buske

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4232019. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Burchard Day

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4232019. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Leo Francis

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4232019. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • George Gibbney

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • A Graves

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4232019. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Warren Gray

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Staff Sgt. Warren M. Gray (front row, fifth from left in picture above) was right waist gunner on 42-32019 (Pilot Abbott) 4 MAR 44 first USAAF bomb raid on Berlin, receiving severe flak wound to left hand -- that mission was his last (of eight total);...

  • Frank Henerson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4232019. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Misulich

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4232019. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Howard Polliard

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4232019. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Herbert Riddle

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Waist Gunner/Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group

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Events

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3803 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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