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  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

People

  • Charles Brudo

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down16-Aug-44 in B-17G 43-38012 while serving as Ball Turret Gunner. Aircraft was shot down by fighters and crashed at Witzenhausen, Germany. Prisoner of War (POW) POW

  • Herbert Carlson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 16-Aug-44 in B-17G 43-38012 while serving as Bombardier. Aircraft was shot down by fighters and crashed at Witzenhausen, Germany. ...

  • Vincent Fonke

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Shot down 16-Aug-44 in B-17G 43-38012 while serving as Pilot. Aircraft shot down by fighters and crashed at Witzenhausen, Germany. Prisoner of War (POW) POW

  • Willard Holden

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 16-Aug-44 in B-17G 43-38012 while serving as Tail Gunner. Aircraft was shot down by fighters and crashed at Witzenhausen, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Wendell Meenach

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator/Waist Gunner
    Shot down16-Aug-44 in B-17G 43-38012 while serving as Radio Operator Waist Gunner.Aircraft was shot down by fighters and crashed at Witzenhausen, Germany. Prisoner of War (POW) POW

  • Raymond Prange

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 16-Aug-44 in B-17G 43-38012 while serving as Engineer/Top Turret Gunner. Aircraft was shot down by fighters and crashed at Witzenhausen, Germany. Prisoner of War (POW) POW

  • Robert Simcock

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 16-Aug-44 in B-17D 43-38012 while serving as Navigator. Aircraft was shot down by fighters and crashed at Witzenhausen, Germany. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Fred Van Sant

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down on 16-Aug-44 in B-17G #43-38012 while serving as Co-Pilot, Aircraft was shot down by fighters and crashed at Witzenhausen, Germany. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 8180

  • William Weaver

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 16-Aug-44 in B-17G 43-38012 while serving as Waist Gunner. Aircraft was shot down by fighters and crashed at Witzenhause, Germany. Prisoner of War (POW) POW

Aircraft

  • 43-38012

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17G 43-38012 was delivered Cheyenne 15-Jun-44; Kearney 27-Jun-44; Dow Fd 9-Jul-44; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-L] Bassingbourn 23-Jul-44. Attacked on 16-Aug-44 by German fighters while on a mission to bomb the aircraft factories at Halle, Germany. Attack...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 556

    16 August 1944
    Aircraft factories and oil refineries are the primary targets for this mission. A total of 1090 heavy bombers are despatched. See Mission Details for particulars. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2020 02:47:52 bombercommand Created entry with collection, unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 8180

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