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42-29555

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 3/1/43; Salina 9/1/43; Tinker 26/2/43; Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-Y/D] Chelveston 6/4/43; Missing in Action Hannover 28/9/43 with Capt Harvey Rodgers, Radio Operator: Frank Lang, Waist gunner: Joe Lickose, Waist gunner: Marvin Sirus (4 Prisoner of War), Co-pilot: Lou Bower, Navigator: George McClintic, Bombardier: Curtis Reese, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Yozgadlian, Ball turret gunner: Joe Mahoney, Tail gunner: Malvern Heatherington (never found) (6 Killed in Action); shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed Landringhausen, S of Wunsdortf, 11 miles SW of Hannover, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 730. (First B-17 lost on night mission). CENTAUR.

Service

Units

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 422nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Awrajcewicz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Charles F Awrajcewicz served between June 1942 and the fatal training flight on 31 August 1943 - mid-air collision with Beaufighter Serial V8715 of RAF 75 Squadron. He had flown in over 25 missions, both daylight and night bombing ones. He originally...

  • Louis Bower

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 27/28 September 1943 in B-17 #42-29555 'Centaur', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Malvern Hetherington

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 27/28 September 1943 in B-17 #4229555 'Centaur. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Frank Lang

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 27/28 September 1943 in B-17 #4229555 'Centaur. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Lickose

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 27/28 September 1943 in B-17 #4229555 'Centaur. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Mahoney

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 27/28 September 1943 in B-17 #42-29555 'Centaur', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • George McClintic

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 27/28 September 1943 in B-17 #4229555 'Centaur. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Curtis Reese

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 27 September 1943 in B-17 #4229555 'Centaur. ' KIA.

  • Harvey Rodgers

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 27/28 September 1943 in B-17 #4229555 'Centaur. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Marvin Sirus

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 27/28 September 1943 in B-17 #4229555 'Centaur. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Places

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Reutrn (FTR) Hanover, Germany 28 September 1943
Crashed Landringhausen, 30890 Barsinghausen, Germany 28 September 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 April 2018 10:59:51 Lucy May Changes to nicknames, description, events and person associations
Sources

MACR 906: https://www.fold3.com/image/1/28612934

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 906 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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