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The crew of B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number42-31322 ) nicknamed "Mi Amigo" of the 305th Bomb Group. Photo taken Pendleton Field, Oregon, 06.10.43; crew assigned MI-AMIGO 29.01.44

Back Row:
Robert Mayfield, Vito Ambrosio, Harry Estabrooks, Malcolm Williams, Charles Tuttle, Maurice Robbins

Front Row:
John Kriegshauser, Lyle Curtis, Melchor Hernandez, John Humphrey.

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...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Vito Ambrosio

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner/Assistant Flight Engineer
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8F USAAF. 15 x missions. Crashed attempting to land at Endcliffe Park, Sheffield, UK returning from Aalborg, Denmark mission 22-Feb-44 in B-17G #42-31322 'Mi Amigo'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 15190 Awards: PH.

  • Lyle Curtis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8F USAAF. 15 x missions. Crashed attempting to land at Endcliffe Park, Sheffield, UK returning from Aalborg, Denmark mission 22-Feb-44 in B-17G #42-31322 'Mi Amigo'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 15190 Awards: PH., AM x 2

  • Harry Estabrooks

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8F USAAF. 15 x missions. Crashed attempting to land at Endcliffe Park, Sheffield, UK returning from Aalborg, Denmark mission 22-Feb-44 in B-17G #42-31322 'Mi Amigo'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 15190 Awards: AM, PH.

  • Melchor Hernandez

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. 15 x missions. Crashed attempting to land at Sheffield, Yorkshire, England on the return from a mission to Aalborg airfield, Denmark on 22-Feb-44 in B-17G #42-31322 'Mi Amigo'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 15190 ...

  • John Humphrey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8F USAAF. 15 x missions. Crashed attempting to land at Endcliffe Park, Sheffield, UK returning from Aalborg, Denmark mission 22-Feb-44 in B-17G #42-31322 'Mi Amigo'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 15190 ...

  • John Kriegshauser

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. 15 x missions. Crashed attempting to land at Sheffield, Yorkshire, England on the return from a mission to Aalborg airfield, Denmark on 22-Feb-44 in B-17G #42-31322 'Mi Amigo' which had been badly damaged by...

  • Robert Mayfield

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Crashed attempting to land at Sheffield, Yorkshire, England on the return from a mission to Aalborg airfield, Denmark on 22 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31322 'Mi Amigo'. Killed in Action (KIA) having been injured during attacks by Me109 fighters off Denmark.

  • Maurice Robbins

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8F USAAF. 15 x missions. Mortally wounded in E/A attack. Crashed attempting to land at Endcliffe Park, Sheffield, UK returning from Aalborg, Denmark mission 22-Feb-44 in B-17G #42-31322 'Mi Amigo'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR...

  • Charles Tuttle

    Military | Sergeant | Ball-Turret Gunner
    Crashed attempting to land at Sheffield, Yorkshire, England on the return from a mission to Aalborg airfield, Denmark on 22 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31322 'Mi Amigo'. Killed in Action (KIA) having been wounded in combat.

  • George Williams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8F USAAF. 15 x missions. Crashed attempting to land at Endcliffe Park, Sheffield, UK returning from Aalborg, Denmark mission 22-Feb-44 in B-17G #42-31322 'Mi Amigo'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 15190. Preferred to be called...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2019 06:33:27 miAmigo Changes to caption
Sources

USAAF records

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2018 09:57:51 Emily Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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Image provided by Sheffield Parks and Countryside Service

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