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B-17F-BO* ROSE OLIVE and her crew.
* below block F- 95-BO
( This is not the B-17G 42-31607.)

John Akers (Bottom Left) is her Pilot for this mission and her last

Connections

Units

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

People

  • John Akers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot - B-17 Flying Fortress
    John Akers Jr grew up in Greenville, TX on a cotton farm. Graduated High School May 1939. His days consisted of working the cotton farm with 2 mules and picking the cotton. After seeing the events of Pearl Harbor during his time in the civilian...

  • Edward Stevens

    Military | Captain | Pilot B-17 Bomber

Aircraft

  • 42-31607 Rose Olive

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/11/43; Wendover 12/10/43; Presque Is 19/1/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG [B] Glatton 23/2/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 12/5/44 with John Akers, Co-pilot: Chas Scott, Navigator: Lloyd Dell, Bombardier: Leo Kruszinski, Flight engineer...

Locations

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 October 2020 19:04:50 phil marchese Changes to collection and caption
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FLYING FORTRESS 1936 1945; MARCHESE,
Series/ block identification features.

Date Contributor Update
15 October 2020 09:47:51 general ira snapsorter Changes to mission associations
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Removed associations not depicted in the image. Associations made in the AIRCRAFT record.

Date Contributor Update
14 October 2020 22:08:42 Oliver Akers Changes to caption and mission associations
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updated missions

Date Contributor Update
14 February 2015 05:32:10 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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Dad flew 1 mission in this plane.

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