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The Chelmore Crew. Unfortunately not all identified
Back Row Left is believed to be Hugh Jack, Ball Turret Gunner
Back Row Second left is confirmed as Pilot Floyd Chesmore
Back Row Centre is confirmed as Co-Pilot Leroy Teachey
Back Row Right is confirmed as Paul Manno

Connections

People

  • James Barnes

    Military | Private | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down by flak and crashed along the Scheldt River on the return from a mission to Frankfurt am Main, Germany on 2 March 1944 in B-17G #42-39960. Evaded. Hidden in Belgium until the Liberation in September 1944.

  • Lawrence Brandon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Shot down by flak and crashed along the Scheldt River on the return from a mission to Frankfurt am Main, Germany on 2 March 1944 in B-17G 42-39960. Captured in Belgium, Prisoner of War.

  • Floyd Chesmore

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down by flak and crashed along the Scheldt River on the return from a mission to Frankfurt am Main, Germany on 2 March 1944 in B-17G #42-39960. Was last in the Fortress with his Co-Pilot Leroy Teachey when they prepared to bail out. The plane...

  • Arnold Frantz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down by flak and crashed along the Scheldt River on the return from a mission to Frankfurt am Main, GR on 2 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-39960. Evaded. Hidden in Belgium until the Liberation of the country in September 1944. Escape & Evasion Report E&E...

  • Frederick Greeley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down by flak and crashed along the Scheldt River on the return from a mission to Frankfurt am Main, GR on 2 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-39960. Evaded, with the help of Belgian citizens and members of the Résistance. Hidden in Belgium until the...

  • Alexander Jack

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down by flak and crashed along the Scheldt River on the return from a mission to Frankfurt am Main, Germany on 2 March 1944 in B-17G #42-39960. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Paul Manno

    Military | Corporal | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down by flak and crashed along the Scheldt River on the return from a mission to Frankfurt am Main, Germany on 2 March 1944 in B-17G #42-39960. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • George Mazy

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down by flak and crashed along the Scheldt River on the return from a mission to Frankfurt am Main, Germany on 2 March 1944 in B-17G #42-39960. Captured in Belgium. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Edward Michonski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Shot down by flak and crashed along the Scheldt River on the return from a mission to Frankfurt am Main, GR on 2 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-39960. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • LeRoy Teachey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down by flak and crashed along the Scheldt River on the return from a mission to Frankfurt am Main, Germany on 2 March 1944 in B-17G 42-39960. Stayed last in the plane with his Pilot Chesmore, but they didn't have the time to jump before the...

Aircraft

  • 42-39960

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 19/10/43; Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-N] Podington 23/1/44. Missing in Action Frankfurt 2 March 1944 with Pilot Floyd H. Chesmore; Co-pilot: Leroy J. Teachey Jr (2 Killed in Action); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul F. Manno,...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2020 21:57:19 RayWells Created entry with caption, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Picture Courtesy of Josephine Manno. Daughter of Paul

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