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B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 326BG/92BG Bovingdon /42; 342BS/97BG Polebrook 8/42; Maison Blanche, Alg 20/11//42; 20BG/2BG Massicault, Tun 14/11/43; Missing in Action Athens {5m} 20/12/43 with Bill Slaughter, Co-pilot: Bob Ogletree, Bombardier: Clarry Lanham, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Buell, Ball turret gunner: Durwood Clem, Radio Operator: Belton Stamphill, Ball turret gunner: Hubert Isabelle, Waist gunner: Stan Cwiek,Tail gunner: Harlow Nowell (9 evaded capture – looked after by Greeks); Navigator: Bill Nehila (Prisoner of War); #2 & 3 engines out and #4 on fire, 9 bailed. Missing Air Crew Report 1514.



  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...


  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...


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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:02 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log