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42-30286

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 17/5/43; Gore 24/5/43; Smoky Hill 25/5/43; Kearney 27/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-M] Horham 15/6/43; 2m, Missing in Action St Nazaire 28/6/43 with Bob Bender, Co-pilot: Don Merten, Navigator: Jacob Baer, Bombardier: Bill Isaacs, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Don Bryan, Radio Operator: Harold Van Arsdale, Ball turret gunner: Earl Bennett, Waist gunner: L.H. Glick, Waist gunner: D.A. Bowen, Tail gunner: R.J. Dougherty, obs-Capt W.C. Berryman (11 Returned to Duty); ran out of gas, ditched Channel, all rescued by ASR. No MACR. SPOOK IV.

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Jacob Baer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17 #42-30286 'Spook IV' ditched in Channel on 28 June 1943. Returned to base. Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #42-97383, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Bender

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17 #4230286 'Spook IV' ditched in Channel on 28 June 1943. Returned to base. Earlier on May 17, 1943, landed with 2 engines out in ac B-17 42-29704 'Spook'. Crew escaped uninjured

  • Earl Bennett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17 #42-30286 'Spook IV' ditched in Channel on 28 June 1943. Returned to base. B-17 #42-3321 'Kathy Jane II' ditched in Channel on 6 September 1943. Returned to base.

  • W Berryman

    Military | Captain | Observer | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17 #4230286 'Spook IV' ditched in Channel on 28 June 1943. Returned to base.

  • D Bowen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17 #4230286 'Spook IV' ditched in Channel on 28 June 1943. Returned to base.

  • Don Bryan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17 #4230286 'Spook IV' ditched in Channel on 28 June 1943. Returned to base.

  • R Dougherty

    Military | Private | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17 #4230286 'Spook IV' ditched in Channel on 28 June 1943. Returned to base.

  • L Glick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17 #4230286 'Spook IV' ditched in Channel on 28 June 1943. Returned to base.

  • William Isaacs

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17 #42-30286 'Spook IV' ditched in Channel on 28 June 1943. Returned to base.

  • Donald Merten

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17 #42-30286 'Spook IV' ditched in Channel on 28 June 1943. Returned to base.

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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

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2017 06:19:24 JoCarter Changes to nicknames
Sources

See name in listing

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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