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The Pollock Crew
Subsequenly flew #42-3488, shown here with a B-17F-BO.

Standing Left to Right:
T/Sgt. Herbert M Baber: Engineer/Gunner
Sgt. Howard G Hall: Asst. Engineer/Gunner
S/Sgt. Theodore R Schatz: Radio Operator/Gunner
Sgt. Wilfred M Husband: Asst. radio Operator/Gunner
Sgt. Francis M. Harwell: Waist Gunner
Sgt. Joseph La Via: Tail Gunner

Kneeling Left to Right:
2/Lt. Edwin F Pollock: Pilot
2/Lt. Milo A Raim: Co-Pilot
2/Lt. Maurice G Alexander: Navigator
2/Lt. Max Weinstein: Bombardier

Connections

People

  • Maurice Alexander

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #423488. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Herbert Baber

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #423488. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Howard Hall

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #423488. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Francis Harwell

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #423488. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Wilfred Husband

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #423488. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Joseph La Via

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #423488. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Edwin Pollock

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #423488. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Milo Raim

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Milo Raim served as a co-pilot with the 385th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Great Ashfield, England. On 11 December 1943, he was shot down in B-17 #423488 and taken as a Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Theodore Schatz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Theodore Schatz served as a radio operator with the 385th Bomb Group. He was Killed in Action on 29 November 1943.

  • Max Weinstein

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #423488. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

Aircraft

  • 42-3488 Weidner’s Wildcat

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 13/7/43; Scott 15/8/43; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-L] Gt Ashfield 25/8/43; Missing in Action Emden 11/12/43 with Edwin Pollock, Co-pilot: Milo Raim, Navigator: Maurice Alexander, Bombardier: Max Weinstein, Flight engineer/top turret...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 151

    11 December 1943
    This mission is a massive raid of 583 heavy bombers on the industrial areas of Emden, Germany. The first element is a combined force of 242 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG (24); 92BG (18); 303BG (20); 305BG (21); 306BG (20); 351BG (40)...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2020 14:27:08 phil marchese Changes to caption
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Marchese; FLYING FORTRESS 1936 1945

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2017 17:02:07 Lucy May Changes to caption and person associations
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http://www.teunispats.nl/jack-edward-gibbs-4.htm

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2017 16:30:22 Lucy May Changes to caption and person associations
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Added connections to airmen's records using information in record for aircraft 42-3488

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2014 14:11:28 LucyM Changes to person associations
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Associated to Joseph Lavia based on details of the aircraft he flew as listed on his page.

Date Contributor Update
10 October 2014 14:46:29 HarveNYC Created entry with caption, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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