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Missing Air Crew report of B-17 flying fortress (serial number 42-107178) of the 91st Bomb Group, lost on 24 May 1944

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Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Reginald Aragona

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42107178. Landed in Sweden. INT

  • Leonard Bielawski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 42-107178. Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Philip Branner

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42107178. Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Robert Heimbach

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42107178. Landed in Sweden. Killed in Action (KIA). Plane crashed at Skillinge PH

  • Richard Markley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42107178. Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • William Nee

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42-107178 that crashed in Sweden. Nee parachuted over Germany and was captured by German forces

  • Frederic Neel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42-107178. Crashed in Sweden, over water. Killed in Action (KIA). Body found at Skillinge, Sweden July 8, 1944. PH

  • Gaetano Scida

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42107178. Landed in Sweden. INT

  • Donald Spaulding

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42107178. Landed in Sweden. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

Aircraft

  • 42-107178

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 14/3/44; MacDill 23/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-K] Bassingbourn 22/4/44; Missing in Action Berlin 24/5/44 with Bill Nee, Co-pilot: Reg Arangona, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Gaetano Scida (3 Prisoner of War);...

Missions

  • 367

    24 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2020 09:15:02 Emily Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Associated people, aircraft, units and mission and added caption

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2020 21:08:20 ltcmpc Created entry
Sources

US NA records

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