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Jerry Bryan Payne Crew
388th BG - 561st BS - 8th AF
Most of these men were shot down on 20 Feb 1944
Maxbauer and Scuglik were not on the mission. Alcarese was WIA and made POW. The rest were KIA

Standing Left to Right: Joseph Scuglik (FE), James L. Ellis (WG), Albert R. Maxbauer (R/O), Grant G. Tucker (WG), Andrea Alcarese (TG), Joseph Pappaalardo (BTG)

Kneeling Left to Right: Jerry Payne (P), Carl E. Cole (CP), Clarence H.E. Swanson (B), J.J. Kelley (N)

Connections

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. ...

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Andrea Alcarese

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner
    On a mission to Poznan, Poland, B-17G #42-39894 'Barbara' left the formation due to a fuel leak and was shot down by fighters, exploded in mid-air, and crashed near Funen, Denmark on 20 Feb 1944. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Carl Cole

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    On a mission to Poznan, Poland, B-17G #42-39894 'Barbara' left the formation due to a fuel leak and was shot down by fighters, exploded in mid-air, and crashed near Funen, Dnmark on 20 Feb 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Ellis

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner
    On a mission to Poznan, Poland, B-17G #42-39894 'Barbara' left the formation due to a fuel leak and was shot down by fighters, exploded in mid-air, and crashed near Funen, Dnmark on 20 Feb 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Kelley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    On a mission to Poznan, Poland, B-17G #42-39894 'Barbara' left the formation due to a fuel leak and was shot down by fighters, exploded in mid-air, and crashed near Funen, Dnmark on 20 Feb 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Albert Maxbauer

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator
    Hit by flak on a mission to Brunswick, GR on 23 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-38120 crashed SE of Borken, GR after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Pappalardo

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner
    On a mission to Poznan, Poland, B-17G #42-39894 'Barbara' left the formation due to a fuel leak and was shot down by fighters, exploded in mid-air, and crashed near Funen, Denmark on 20 Feb 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Jerry Payne

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    On a mission to Poznan, Poland, B-17G #42-39894 'Barbara' left the formation due to a fuel leak and was shot down by fighters, exploded in mid-air, and crashed near Funen, Dnmark on 20 Feb 1944. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Joseph Scuglik

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer
    WIA

  • Clarence Swanson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    On a mission to Poznan, Poland, B-17G 42-39894 'Barbara' left the formation due to a fuel leak and was shot down by fighters, exploded in mid-air, and crashed near Funen, Denmark on 20 Feb 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Grant Tucker

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Right Waist Gunner
    On a mission to Poznan, Poland, B-17G 42-39894 'Barbara' left the formation due to a fuel leak and was shot down by fighters, exploded in mid-air, and crashed near Funen, Denmark on 20 Feb 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2020 04:02:24 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

http://www.388bg.com/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-ALC02-0...

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