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42-30150

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 17/4/43; Smoky Hill 24/4/43; Walla Walla 30/4/43; Rapid City 9/5/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-S] Horham 27/6/43; 9m, Missing in Action Oschersleben 28/7/43 with Fred Hodges, Co-pilot: Jim Peacock, Navigator: Bill Grody, Bombardier: Eleazar Moody, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Brown, Radio Operator: Bob Shafer, Ball turret gunner: Lloyd Brooks, Waist gunner: Dick Porter, Waist gunner: Larry Burleigh,Tail gunner: Ernie Weaver (10 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft attacked and then ship exploded, crashed in sea off Lathen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 214. EXTERMINATOR.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Lloyd Brooks

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Oschersleben in B-17 42-30150 'Exterminator' 28-Jul-43; Shot down Lathen, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 214 Awards: AM, PH.

  • William Brown

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #4230150 'Exterminator. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Lawrence Burleigh

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #4230150 'Exterminator. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Grody

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #4230150 'Exterminator' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Fred Hodges

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #4230150 'Exterminator' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Eleazar Moody

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #4230150 'Exterminator' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Peacock

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Oschersleben in B-17 42-30150 'Exterminator'; Shot down by fighters 28-Jul-43. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 214 Awards: AM, PH.

  • Richard Porter

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 28-Jul-43 in B-17 42-30150 'Exterminator', Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM, PH.

  • Robert Shafer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 28-Jul-43 in B-17 42-30150 'Exterminator', Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 214 Awards: AM, PH.

  • Ernest Weaver

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 28-Jul-43 in B-17 42-30150 'Exterminator', Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 78

    28 July 1943
    The German aircraft industry at Kassel (Fieseler works) and Oscherleben, Germany are the primary targets of this mission. 182 B-17s from: 91BG (20); 92BG (17); 303BG (20); 305BG (21); 306BG (24); 351BG (21); 379BG (19); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are...

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

Event Location Date
Crashed Lathen, Germany 28 July 1943 – 28 July 1943

Missing in Action Oschersleben 28/7/43. Cause - enemy aircraft attacked and then ship exploded, crashed in sea off Lathen, Germany; (10 x KIA) Missing Air Crew Report MACR214.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2015 09:08:40 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/95thbg-aircraft/95th-b-17-s-1942

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 214 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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