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Heavenly Body memorial, Nailstone, Leicestershire
B-17G Flying Fortress 43-37776

Connections

Units

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 849th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Barry

    Military | Airplane Instrument Mechanic

  • Michael Primus

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Member of Primus crew

  • Lawrence Richter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Aerial Gunner
    Member of Primus crew, Air Gunner

  • Edward Shively

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Airplane Electrical Mechanic
    Edward Shively was a passenger on the last flight of the 43-37776 when it crashed on 27 September 1944.

  • Robert Simmons

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Member of McMullen crew Member of the Primus Crew

  • Harry Stoever

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Airplane Armorer-Gunner
    Member of the Primus Crew

  • Amerigo Virgili

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Airplane Armorer-Gunner
    Member of Primus crew

Aircraft

  • 43-37776 Heavenly Body

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/5/44; Kearney 31/5/44; Grenier 7/6/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye [W8- ] 11/6/44; on routine navigation night flight 27/9/44 with Mike Primus, Co-pilot: Louis Deputy, Navigator: Rich Herman, Bombardier: Bob Simmons, Flight engineer...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 March 2015 13:26:37 usxpat Changes to caption
Sources

http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/pages/midlands/midlands43-37776.htm

Date Contributor Update
16 March 2015 13:18:12 usxpat Created entry with caption and unit associations
Sources

http://www.leicestershirevillages.com/nailstone/localhistory.html

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