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42-6087

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Long Beach 18/7/43; Cheyenne 19/7/43.
Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-Z] Thorpe Abbotts 5/9/43.
Missing in Action (75m) Villacoublay 11/8/44 with Alfred Aske, Navigator: Gordon Davis, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Williams, Tail gunner: Stuart Allison (4 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Jim Magargee, Waist gunner: Armando Consorto (2 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Chas Barber, Radio Operator: Chas Nekvasil, Ball turret gunner: Norman Fernaays (3 Evaded capture & Returned to Duty); flak hit #3 engine and crashed Villebon near Meudon, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 8074. HARPER’S FERRY aka ROYAL FLUSH.

Service

Units

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 418th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Stuart Allison

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 August 1944 in AC #42-6087, Villacoublay (FLAK), Gunned by Germans. Killed in Action (KIA). Plane was 'Royal Flush'.

  • Alfred Aske

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 August 1944 in AC #42-6087. Killed in Action (KIA) Plane was named 'Royal Flush'.

  • Ronald Bailey

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 100th Bomb Group
    10 October 1943 Munster (Royal Flush). Completed a tour with the 100th. Mentioned in "Eighth Air Force", By Donald L. Miller.

  • Charles Barber

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Evader. Crashed near Mendon on 8/11/44 in B-17 Royal Flush #42-6087. Upon landing, Barber was captured by Germans and placed in a hospital for his injuries. Liberated August 1944 in Paris while recovering from wounds.

  • Armando Consorto

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Mendon on 8/11/44 in B-17 'Royal Flush' #42-6087 POW

  • Loren Darling

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    10 October 1943 Munster (Royal Flush). Mentioned in "Eighth Air Force", By Donald L. Miller. Also mentioned in "Flying Fortress" on page 199 by Edward Jablonski.

  • Gordon Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Mendon in B-17 'Royal Flush' #42-6087

  • Norman Fernaays

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Evaded. Crashed at Mendon on 8/11/44 in B-17 'Royal Flush' #42-6087. Landed near Mendon and was helped by a Frenchman who housed him for several days before other helpers moved him to a safe house in Paris. Liberated in August 1944.

  • Winifred Lewis

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Flew on 10 OCT 43 MUNSTER (ROYAL FLUSH) Mentioned in "Eighth Air Force", By Donald L. Miller. Also Mentioned in "Flying Fortress" by Edward Jablonski (page 199).

  • James Magaree

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier/Navigator
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Mendon in B-17 'Royal Flush' #42-6087

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Places

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 11 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2020 19:38:38 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Removed the comment from the nickname field.

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2020 19:32:49 jmoore43 Changes to description
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2020 13:58:37 general ira snapsorter Changes to nicknames, description and events
Sources

https://100thbg.com/index.php?option=com_bombgrp&view=aircraft&id=10059&...
"Eighth Air Force", By Donald L. Miller.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 8074 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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