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42-37742

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered 13/8/43; Gr Island 3/9/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-J] Bassingbourn 22/9/43; Missing in Action 5m Wilhelmshaven 3/11/43 with Bill McAdams, Co-pilot: Bob Shipp, Navigator: Grey Winchester, e-Tom Kenefik, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sam Allender, Radio Operator: Alf Ramones, Ball turret gunner: Bernie Silverman, Waist gunner: Joe Chisar, Waist gunner: Gilberto Ortiz, Tail gunner: Earl Miller (10 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed North Sea; Missing Air Crew Report 1154. VAGABOND LADY.

Service

Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Samuel Allender

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 3 November 1943 in B-17 #42-37742. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Joseph Chisar

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 3 November 1943 in B-17 #42-37742. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Thomas Kenefick

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 3 November 1943 in B-17 #42-37742. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William McAdams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 3 November 1943 in B-17 42-37742. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Earl Miller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 3 November 1943 in B-17 #42-37742. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Gilberto Ortiz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 3 November 1943 in B-17 #42-37742. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Alfred Ramones

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 3 November 1943 in B-17 #42-37742. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Shipp

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 3 November 1943 in B-17 42-37742. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Bernard Silverman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 3 November 1943 in B-17 #42-37742. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Grey Winchester

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 3 November 1943 in B-17 #42-37742. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

Places

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) North Sea 3 November 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 July 2020 04:04:50 jmoore43 Changes to description
Sources

Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1154 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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