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42-30219

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/43; Smoky Hill 12/5/43; Bangor 6/6/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-J] Horham 15/6/43; 6m, battle damaged Oschersleben 28/7/43 with Bill Thomas, rest unknown (7 Returned to Duty); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carl Cameron, Radio Operator: Rex Neely, Waist gunner: Harry Koukol (3POW-all bailed out) Missing Air Crew Report 215; crash landed Framlingham Airfield, Suffolk 13/8/43.

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...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Arlie Arneson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner, Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Bill Thomas crew. 24 x combat missions. POW ...

  • Carl Cameron

    Military | Master Sergeant | Flight engineer, Top turret gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. On 7-Apr-43, B-17 42-3090 'Taint-a-bird' force landed near Clonakilty, County Cork Ireland. Crew was safe. RTD ...

  • Collis Haynes

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed 25 missions. After his tour of duty, recommended to return to the US to become an instructor in Flying Training Command. ...

  • Harold Koukol

    Military | Master Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Waist gunner B-17 42-30284 ditched in Bay of Biscay on 28-Jun-43. Returned to base. RTD ...

  • Rex Neely

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner; Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 7-Apr-43, B-17 42-3090 'Taint-a-bird' force landed near Clonakilty, County Cork Ireland. Crew was safe. ...

  • James Stapleton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Bill Thomas crew. 25 x combat missions. ...

  • William Thomas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 27 x combat missions. ...

  • Floyd Thompson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner, Ball Turret Gunner; Top Turret Gunner; Engineer | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Bill Thomas crew. 25 x combat missions. ETD ...

  • Guy Tice

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner / Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Bill Thomas crew. 25 x combat missions. ETD ...

  • William Whitcomb

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Bill Thomas crew. 23 x combat missions. ...

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

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

  • 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
Combat damage Oschersleben, Germany 28 July 1943

Battle damaged, Oschersleben 28/7/43. Oxygen and Intercom shot out and 3 crew baled out. A/C RTB with crew of 7.
Missing Air Crew Report 215.

Crashed Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13, UK 13 August 1943

Crash landed Framlingham Airfield, Suffolk. 13/8/43.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 July 2021 21:58:57 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29418672

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2015 14:04:54 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
https://www.fold3.com/image/29418672.

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2015 14:00:37 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
https://www.fold3.com/image/29418672.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 215 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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