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B-17G 'Mi-Amigo' (42-31322) - crew. This picture was taken at Seattle Sept 1943 after completing training.
Back row from left:
Harry Estabrooks (flight engineer);
Maurice Robbins (rear gunner); Bob Mayfield (radio operator);
Vito Ambrosio (waist gunner);Charles Tuttle (ball turret gunner);
Malcolm Williams (waist-gunner).
Front:
Mel Hernandez (bombardier);
John Humphreys (navigator);
Lyle Curtis (co-pilot) with crew mascot Peanuts - who remained in the USA with his wife Erma;
John Kreigshauser (pilot).

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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
15 January 2020 11:22:03 general ira snapsorter Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

Photo USAAF courtesy of Paul Allonby, via Kriegshauser family;

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