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42-3324

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 8/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned (F-9 photo-recon) 339BS/96BG [QJ-H] Andrews Fd 5/6/43 GEORGIA PEACH; Snetterton 12/6/43; Missing in Action Berlin 7/5/44 with Neil Behrens, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carroll Taylor (2 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Gordon Spring, Navigator: Bob Dulaney, Bombardier: Tom McRae, Radio Operator: Joe Amanna, Ball turret gunner: Joe Neuhuttler, Waist gunner: Willis Bryant, Waist gunner: Dino Armanini,Tail gunner: Chas Douglas (8 Killed in Action); hydraulics out and no gas, crashed a mile E of Nedlitz, nine miles E of Magdeberg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4565. RIKKI TIKKI TAVI.

Service

Units

People

  • Joseph Amanna

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 7 May 1944 in B-17 #423324 'Rikki Tikki Tavi. ' Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • Dino Armanini

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 7 May 1944 in B-17 #423324 'Rikki Tikki Tavi. ' Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • Neil Behrens

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 7 May 1944 in B-17 #423324 'Rikki Tikki Tavi. ' Hydraulics inoperative and ran out of fuel. Chrashed at Medlitzn near Magdeburg, Germany,. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Willis Bryant

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 7 May 1944 in B-17 #423324 'Rikki Tikki Tavi. ' Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • Charles Douglas

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 7 May 1944 in B-17 #423324 'Rikki Tikki Tavi. ' Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • Robert Dulaney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 7 May 1944 in B-17 #423324 'Rikki Tikki Tavi. ' Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • Thomas McRae

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 7 May 1944 in B-17 #423324 'Rikki Tikki Tavi. ' Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • Joseph Neuhuettler

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 7 May 1944 in B-17 #423324 'Rikki Tikki Tavi. ' Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • Gordon Spring

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 7 May 1944 in B-17 #423324 'Rikki Tikki Tavi. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Carrol Taylor

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 7 May 1944 in B-17 #423324 'Rikki Tikki Tavi. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Missions

Places

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 7 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2017 19:35:40 7th Cavalry Changes to nicknames
Sources

per the 8th Air Force website. 42-3324 Delivered: Denver 8/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned: (F-9 photo-recon) 339BS/96BG [QJ-H] Andrews Fd 5/6/43 GEORGIA PEACH; Snetterton 12/6/43; MIA Berlin 7/5/44 Pilot: Neil Behrens, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Carroll Taylor (2POW); Co-Pilot: Gordon Spring, Navigator: Bob Dulaney, Bombardier: Tom McRae, Radio Operator: Joe Amanna, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Neuhuttler, Waist Gunner: Willis Bryant, Waist Gunner: Dino Armanini, Tail Gunner: Chas Douglas (8KIA); hydraulics out and no gas, crashed a mile E of Nedlitz, nine miles E of Magdeberg, Germany. MACR 4565. RIKKI TIKKI TAVI.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4565 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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