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42-102427

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 2/3/44.
Kearney 25/3/44.
Grenier 2/4/44.
Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-C] Horham 7/4/44
Battle damaged Mainz 9/10/44 with Taylor; force landed France, 9RTD.
Salvaged 14/11/44.

Service

Units

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edward Balowski

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Wernenchen on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 #4338899

  • Allan Beers

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Wernenchen on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 #4338899

  • Jack Bingaman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • William Ellingsworth

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • William Everett

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Wernenchen on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 #43-38899, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Roland Ferren

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Wernenchen on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 #4338899

  • James Heard

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group

  • Ronald Piper

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Wernenchen on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 #4338899

  • James Taylor

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Wernenchen on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 #4338899

Places

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Not yet known

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 December 2019 14:55:25 general ira snapsorter Changes to description
Sources

Information provided by Bernard Feutry, a French researcher who uncovered the details relating to the crash of the aircraft.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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