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42-32054

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 23/1/44; Gr Island 9/2/44; Presque Is 21/2/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-R] Podington 2/4/44; Missing in Action Cologne 28/1/45 with Walter Flood (Killed in Action); Vic Dowling, Irving Trilling, Elmer Senkbeil, John Budnack, Doug Allen, Harvey Amen, Irvin Wiltshire, Chas Duus (8 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Palmersheim, Ger?; Missing Air Crew Report 12014. FLAK SHAK.

Service

Units

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 407th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Douglas Allan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Palmersheim on 1/28/45 in B-17 Flak Shak 42-32054 POW

  • Harvey Amen

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Palmersheim on 1/28/45 in B-17 Flak Shak #4232054 POW

  • John Budnack

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 407BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed at Palmersheim on 28-Jan-45 in B-17 42-32054 'Flak Shak' Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 12014 Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Victor Dowling

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Palmersheim on 1/28/45 in B-17 Flak Shak #4232054 POW

  • Charles Duus

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Palmersheim on 1/28/45 in B-17 Flak Shak #4232054 POW

  • Edward Etzel

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Stendal in B-17 #43-38932 PY-T Memorial pages can be found on Face Book and findagrave.com

  • Walter Flood

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Flew on B-17 #4337784 'Big Chief. ' Crashed at Palmersheim on 1/28/45 in B-17 Flak Shak #4232054/Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Elmer Senkbeil

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Palmersheim on 1/28/45 in B-17 Flak Shak #4232054

  • Irving Trilling

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Palmersheim on 1/28/45 in B-17 Flak Shak #4232054 POW

  • Irvin Wiltshire

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Palmersheim on 1/28/45 in B-17 Flak Shak #4232054 POW

Places

  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 28 January 1945

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 12014 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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