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Joseph L Hudson


B-17 #4229752 ditched in Channel 13 May 1943. Returned to base. May also have a mention in Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I p. 161 by Bishop & Hey for 24 June 1943, B17 41-9174 was on a navigational test flight when problems developed on takeoff.

Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #4230355 'Dallas Rebel. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW).



  • Norville Gorse

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    B-17 #42-29752 ditched into North Sea 13 May 1943. Gorse and pilot Rogers made a valiant effort to control the plane. Returned to base. ...

  • Robert McGinniss

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group

  • Derrol Rogers

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    B-17 #4229752 ditched in Channel 13 May 1943. Killed in Action (KIA). Only member of crew killed. The waist gunner's gun went off as he was unloading preparing to land and it shot off the stabilizer, The crew bailed out and Pilot Rogers and Co-pilot...

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Units served with


  • 41-9174

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered 29BG MacDill 7/5/42; Assigned 340BS/97BG Polebrook 6/42; transferred 326BS/92BG Bovingdon 9/42; transferred 326BS/11CCRC 1/43; crashed on take off from Bovingdon on navigation exercise 24/6/43; with Jim Buford, Co-pilot: Jack Berry, Navigator...

  • 42-29752

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/43; Walker 26/2/43; Salinas 10/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 17/4/43; on assembly crashed in The Wash en route St Omer when controls were damaged and stabilizer shot off accidentally by own waist...

  • 42-30355 Dallas Rebel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/43; Gr Isle 4/6/43; Dow Fd 1/7/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW- ] Snetterton 4/7/43; Missing in Action Warnemunde 28/7/43 with Bill Nance, Co-pilot: Norville Gorse, Navigator: Joe Hudson, Bombardier: R.H. McGuiness, Flight engineer...


Event Location Date
Prisoner of war 28 July 1943


Date Contributor Update
10 March 2017 18:34:46 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 October 2016 17:08:40 general ira snapsorter Changes to events and aircraft associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 141;
- Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:23 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 141; Roll of Honor,  Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop and Hey p. 117, Snetterton Falcons by Doherty and Ward p. 20; Snetterton Falcons, pg 24