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B-17G-50-DL #44-6261
463rd BG - 773rd BS - 15th AF



  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 463rd Bomb Group

    463rd Bomb Group

    The 463rd BG entered combat on March 30, 1944. The target was the airdrome at Imoski, Yugoslavia. Thirty-nine planes dropped 117 tons of bombs from 20,000 feet. Although slight flak was encountered, all planes returned safely. The group flew a...

  • 773rd Bomb Squadron

    773rd Bomb Squadron

    Established in mid-1943 as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombardment squadron; assigned to Second Air Force for training. Attached in late 1943 and early 1944 to Air University Army Air Force School of Applied Tactics. Deployed to Mediterranean Theater...


  • 44-6261 Never Satisfied

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 17/6/44; Grenier 26/6/44; Assigned 773BS/463BG Celone 12/7/44; Missing in Action Vienna 13/10/44 with Gale Patterson, Co-pilot: Rudolph Kiss, Navigator: Earl Waricher, Bombardier: Earle Barber, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe...


  • Celone

    Military site : airfield


Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 02:22:45 466thHistorian Changes to place associations

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 02:22:44 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations