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42-97985

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Dallas 24/4/44; Kearney 2/6/44; Dow Fd 27/6/44; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-Q] Rougham 28/6/44; mid air coll with 44-8177 (94BG) on assembly 30/11/44, with Owen Winter, Co-pilot: Charles Kennedy, Navigator: Dick Lambert, Bombardier: Dave Berz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carmon Singletary, Radio Operator: Phil Goldfarb, Ball turret gunner: John McCarney, Waist gunner: Reuben Olson, Tail gunner: Elmer Paris (9 Killed in Action); tail snapped off and ship crash landed field near base & burnt out. Salvaged.

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Aircraft

  • 44-8177

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 29/6/44; Langley 23/7/44; Dow Fd 27/8/44; Assigned 333BS/94BG [TS-O] Rougham 30/8/44; collided with 42-97985 (94BG) on assembly 30/11/44 with Neil Pratt, Co-pilot: HQ officer ?; Ex-nav: Bill Brallier, Navigator: Francis McClellan,...

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Units

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 332nd Bomb Squadron

    332nd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

People

  • David Berz

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA), On return to base after the mission his plane, pilot was Lt. Winters, was waved off from landing, the plane below him lifted up into Berz's plane and it crashed on the base. All aboard were killed, Kennedy was co-pilot

  • Philip Goldfarb

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 94th Bomb Group
    Phillip Goldfarb was Killed in Action (KIA) along with the rest of his crew when the aircraft they were flying, 42-97985, was involved in a mid air collision with another 94th BG aircraft, 44-8177. The tail broke away from 42-97985 and the aircraft...

  • Charles Kennedy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 94th Bomb Group

  • Richard Lambert

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • John McCarney

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Reuben Olson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Elmer Paris

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Carmon Singletary

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Owen Winter

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    The Lt. Winter crew (crew 52) was assigned to the 332nd Squadron, 94th Bomb Group, on 5th October 1944. ...

Places

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Rougham Airfield, Rougham, Bury Saint Edmunds IP30 9XA, UK 30 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2018 08:52:12 Lucy May Changes to description, events, aircraft associations, unit associations and person associations
Sources

Added connections from information in biography field.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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