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43-38399 unknown name

B-17G-85-BO

 

July 28, 1944 Delivered to Cheyenne

August 11, 1944 to Lincoln

August 22, 1944 to Grenier

August 24, 1944 Assigned to 7th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38399 E/Y 7BS Durrett

Durrett (P)

Booth (N)

Ferguson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welsh (E)

Hudson (TG)

Wingfield (G)

Stringham (CP) (an add on from the Brown crew, #30)

Palmer (BG) (an add on)

 

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38399 E/Y (unused ground spare)

 

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38399 E/Y 7BS Durrett (Lost – collision)

Durrett (P)

Booth (N)

Ferguson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welsh (E)

Hudson (TG)

Wingfield (G)

Stringham (CP) (an add on from the Brown crew, #30)

Palmer (BG) (an add on)

 

B-17G 43-38399 E/Y With 7th Sq. Missing in Action Kassel mid-air collision. The plane 43-38294, flying position 3-2 dropped down onto this plane, which was in position 4-1. This plane’s tail assembly was sheered off. The plane winged over onto its back and went into a right spin, smoking as it went down. Crashed Buren, Germany. Pilot: Durrett. Missing Air Crew Report # 10200. 9 Killed in Action.

KIA DURRETT STANLEY E (P)       F/O         7              T-061615                BURLINGTON IA                26

KIA STRINGHAM DANIEL D (CP) 1 LT        7              O-759522                MANCOS CO                       19

KIA BOOTH RICHARD T (N)           2 LT        7              O-699921                MONROE WI                       26

KIA FERGUSON KENNETH R (B)    2 LT        7              O-694910                DETROIT MI                        22

KIA WELSH DAVID S (E/TT)           T/SGT    7              33169890                YORK PA                              27

KIA ROBERTS CHARLES JR (R)      T/SGT    7              15394156                CINCINNATI OH                 28

KIA PALMER JAY W (BT)               S/SGT     7              20312729                GROVE CITY PA                  25

KIA WINGFIELD PAUL L (WG)       S/SGT     7              33538050                CHARLOTTESVILLE VA   26

KIA HUDSON WILLIAM O (TG)     S/SGT     7              15327404                GREENVILLE OH                 23