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Crew members of Bomb' N Belle :
Back, left to right : Joseph Keenan; Robert Sasse, Edward Frost and Raymond McCarthy.
Front, left to right : Eugene Szulczewski, Paul Dickerson, Richard Kindig (not Kindic !) and Andrew Marcin (not Marsin !)

Connections

Units

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 709th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Paul Dickerson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 20 May 1944 in B-17 #42-37864. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Edward Frost

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 20 May 1944 in B-17 #42-37864. Evaded (EVD). Back in England by air 15 September 1944.

  • Joseph Keenan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 20 May 1944 in B-17 #42-37864. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Richard Kindig

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Shot down 20 May 1944 in B-17 #42-37864. Evaded with the help of Belgian citizens and members of the Résistance. See the full story of his evasion at http://www.evasioncomete.org/fkindigrj.html.

  • Andrew Marcin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 20 May 1944 in B-17 #42-37864. Evaded with the help of Belgian citizens and members of the Résistance. Hidden in Belgium until the liberation of Liège by American troops at the beginning of September 1944. See the pages for his pilot Charles...

  • Raymond McCarthy

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 20 May 1944 in B-17 #42-37864. Evaded (EVD). Escape & Evasion Report E&E 2130.

  • Robert Sasse

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Shot down 20 May 1944 in B-17 #42-37864. Evaded (EVD)

  • Eugene Szulczewski

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 20 May 1944 in B-17 #42-37864. Evaded (EVD). After landing near Rekem, just inside Belgium, West of Maastricht (The Netherlands), he was hidden there then guided to the Liège, Belgium area and liberated there by US troops in the first half of...

Aircraft

  • 42-37864 Marty

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 25/10/43; Harvard 29/10/43; Assigned 709BS/447BG [IE-K] Rattlesden 21/11/43. Assigned Aircraft of the Flemming Crew until their tour was completed in early May 1944. Missing in Action on the 20 May 1944 mission to Brussels. Pilot...

Missions

  • 359

    20 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2018 10:45:42 ED-BB Changes to caption, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Corrected 2 names in the crew photo
MACR 4938

Date Contributor Update
17 November 2016 23:08:38 Yorkshireman Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

Hutchinson & Cortright

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