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42-107098

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 18/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Dow Fd 9/4/44; Assigned 601BG/398BG [3O-Y] Nuthampstead 24/4/44; (22m) Missing in Action Peenemunde 4/8/44 with Nigel Carter, co-pilot:
Jason Axsom, Navigator: Bill Hembrough, Bombardier: Ed Castro, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Kukuljan, Radio Operator: Bob Doll, Ball turret gunner: Don Dorfmeier, Waist gunner: Bill Carr,Tail gunner: Sanford Lewis (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Koitenhagen, SW of Stralsund, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 7707.

Service

Units

  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 398th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire on strategic bombing raids over Germany. The Group switched focus in the days before D-Day, when they targeted enemy positions on the Cherbourg peninsula. When the Allies...

  • 601st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Jason Axsom

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) hit by flak and crashed at Koithenhage on 8/4/44 in B-17 42-107098. POW

  • William Carr

    Military | Corporal | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by flak and crashed at Koithenhage on 8/4/44 in B-17 #42107098

  • Nigel Carter

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by flak and crashed at Koithenhage on 8/4/44 in B-17 #42-107098 on mission to Peanemunde, Germany. POW

  • Edward Castro

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by flak and crashed at Koithenhage on 8/4/44 in B-17 #42107098 POW

  • Robert Doll

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by flak and crashed at Koithenhage on 8/4/44 in B-17 #42107098 POW

  • Donald Dorfmeier

    Military | Corporal | Ball Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by flak and crashed at Koithenhage on 8/4/44 in B-17 #42107098 POW

  • William Hembrough

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by flak and crashed at Koithenhage on 8/4/44 in B-17 #42-107098

  • Richard Kukuljan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Koithenhage on 8/4/44 in B-17 #42-107098 POW

  • Sanford Lewis

    Military | Corporal | Tail Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Koithenhage on 8/4/44 in B-17 #42-107098 POW

  • Richard Windmueller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 398th Bomb Group

Places

  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 4 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2019 02:44:37 jmoore43 Changes to description
Sources

Added the word "pilot" after "co-" in the description for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7707 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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