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B-17 Flying Fortress Moonbeam
Assigned to 365BS/305BG Chelveston
Wreckage after it was shot down Aug 27, 1943
Being inspected by the Germans

Connections

Units

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Coffman

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 27 August 1943 in B-17 #4229530. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Trevor Falkner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 27 August 1943 in B-17 #4229530. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harold Graham

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
    Harold "HARRY" Monroe Graham was lost on his first mission. The mission was aimed a the V Rocket sites. He was a Radio Operator on board his B-17G Nicknamed "MOONBEAM" His plane was Shot down from heavy flack on 27 August 1943 over St Omer France. The...

  • James King

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 27 August 1943 in B-17 #4229530. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Kosmicky

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 27 August 1943 in B-17 42-29530. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Meade

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 27 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29530, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Don Moore

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 27 August 1943 in B-17 #4229530. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • David Pearlman

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 27 August 1943 in B-17 #4229530. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Warren Seyfried

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 27 August 1943 in B-17 #4229530. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • David Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 27 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29530, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Aircraft

  • 42-29530 "Moonbeam" McSwine

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/42; Salina 10/2/43; Morrison 5/3/43; Brookley 8/3/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-Y] MOONBEAM McSWAIN Chelveston 8/4/43; Missing in Action Watten 27/8/43 with Don Moore, Radio Operator: Harold "Harry" Monroe Graham, Ball turret...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 87

    27 August 1943
    This mission is the first attack by the USAAF on suspected V-Weapon sites. The German development of pilotless winged aircraft was first divulged to the British just shortly after the beginning of World War II in two letters sent to the British embassy...

Locations

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 November 2016 15:35:22 general ira snapsorter Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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