Skip to main content
Edit entry 

42-107186

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 16/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 603BS/398BG [N7-L] Nuthampstead 27/4/44; (28m) Missing in Action Peenemunde 4/8/44 with pilot John McArthur, Co-pilot: Harvey Boyd, Navigator: Ernest Engeman, Bombardier: Murray Schultz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Feathers, Radio Operator: Steve Edington, Ball turret gunner: Doyt Faurot, Waist gunner: Clem Galetto, Tail gunner: Chas Borden (9 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Fresendorf Beach, near Greifswald, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 7708.

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...

  • 603rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Borden

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak and crashed at Fresendorf in B-17 #42-107186, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Harvey Boyd

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Fresendorf in B-17 #42-107186, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Stephen Edgington

    Military | Sergeant | Navigator | 398th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 4 Aug 1944. Hit by flak over target area Peenemunde, Germany

  • Stephen Edington

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 398th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak and crashed at Fresendorf in B-17 #42-107186, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Ernest Engeman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 398th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak and crashed at Fresendorf in B-17 #42-107186, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Doyt Faurot

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak and crashed at Fresendorf in B-17 #42-107186, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • George Feathers

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak and crashed at Fresendorf in B-17 #42-107186 on 4 Aug 1944, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Clement Galetto

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak and crashed at Fresendorf in B-17 #42-107186, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John MacArthur

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak and crashed at Fresendorf in B-17 #42-107186, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Murray Schultz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 398th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak and crashed at Fresendorf in B-17 #42-107186, Killed in Action (KIA).

Show more

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) Peenemünde, Germany 4 August 1944
Crashed Fresendorf, 24321 Giekau, Germany 4 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2020 01:24:29 jmoore43 Changes to description
Sources

Added a space in front of the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
24 August 2017 11:07:15 Lucy May Changes to description, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

Edited caption and connections using existing information in the record.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7708 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Share