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B-17 42-30610 "Red Ass"

Article about: Good job Ned! So the "Anoxia Queen" is 42-30610, not the "Red Ass?" Regards, Jerry D

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    Default B-17 42-30610 "Red Ass"

    Looking for some help. I am trying to find any information on B-17 42-30610 "Red Ass" 390th BG/568thBS. She went down on 17-Oct-44. photos, crew names anything.
    Thank you,
    Greg
    Last edited by b17 rescue; 05-22-2012 at 02:50 PM. Reason: wrong serial number, forgot the 0

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    Default Re: B-17 42-3610 "Red Ass"

    Sorry..... 42-30610, forgot the 0.

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    Official USAAF report of the crash can be obtained through this web site ... BUT there is a charge ..

    Accident-Report.com - AIRCRAFT SERIAL NUMBERS

    Accident-Reports.com - USAAF Aircrew List 1944

    Gary J.

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    I found this link. Stalag 17B Camp 025
    Here is the specific post copy and pasted:
    RE: Stalag 17B Camp 025 - 11/23/2005 11:49:54 AM
    0 According to 390th Memorial Museum -- Sgt Carver was assigned to the 569th Bomb Squadron - Assigned to Crew #31 -- this would be a great place to ask the site some questions...

    Just a thought -- Instead of "Red Nose" there was A/C # 42-30610 - "Red Ass" assigned to the 568th Squadron.

    Accepted by USAAF 26 Jun 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 29 Jun 43. Gore Field 30 Jun 43. Grand Isle 15 Jul 43. Dalhart 20 Jul 43. Grand Isle 26 Jul 43. Presque Isle 3 Aug 43. 8th AF 5 Aug 43. Plane caught fire during assembly for a mission to Duren which was later abandoned. Crew bailed out, plane crashed as West Hanningfield near Chelmsford, Essex on 17 Oct 43. Plane Salvaged.

    cheers
    BC
    <END>

    Hope this helps. Good Luck in your search.

    Jerry D.

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    Thank you for the help, do you know if the reposts will have photos?

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    Found some records

    Gary J.


    Crew Member Position Crew Mission Target Date

    Alvey, John H Navigator 4 17 Emden GE 09/27/1943
    Hagan, Kenneth L Engineer/Top Turret 4 17 Emden GE 09/27/1943
    Hennessey, Thomas J Radio Operator 4 17 Emden GE 09/27/1943
    Jay, Harry J Ball Turret 4 17 Emden GE 09/27/1943
    Kozma, William S Waist Gunner 4 17 Emden GE 09/27/1943
    Nesbit George H Tail Gunner 4 17 Emden GE 09/27/1943
    Pardridge, John R Bombardier/Togglier 4 17 Emden GE 09/27/1943
    Salo, Norman A Waist Gunner 4 17 Emden GE 09/27/1943
    Smith, Warren V Co-Pilot 4 17 Emden GE 09/27/1943
    Strawn, Clarence A Pilot 4 17 Emden GE 09/27/1943

    Alvey, John H Navigator 4 19 Hanau GE 10/04/1943
    Hagan, Kenneth L Engineer/Top Turret 4 19 Hanau GE 10/04/1943
    Hennessey, Thomas J Radio Operator 4 19 Hanau GE 10/04/1943
    Jay, Harry J Ball Turret 4 19 Hanau GE 10/04/1943
    Kozma, William S Waist Gunner 4 19 Hanau GE 10/04/1943
    Nesbit George H Tail Gunner 4 19 Hanau GE 10/04/1943
    Pardridge, John R Bombardier/Togglier 4 19 Hanau GE 10/04/1943
    Salo, Norman A Waist Gunner 4 19 Hanau GE 10/04/1943
    Smith, Warren V Co-Pilot 4 19 Hanau GE 10/04/1943
    Strawn, Clarence A Pilot 4 19 Hanau GE 10/04/1943

    Alvey, John H Navigator 4 21 Marienburg GE 10/09/1943
    Hagan, Kenneth L Engineer/Top Turret 4 21 Marienburg GE 10/09/1943
    Hennessey, Thomas J Radio Operator 4 21 Marienburg GE 10/09/1943
    Jay, Harry J Ball Turret 4 21 Marienburg GE 10/09/1943
    Kozma, William S Waist Gunner 4 21 Marienburg GE 10/09/1943
    Nesbit George H Tail Gunner 4 21 Marienburg GE 10/09/1943
    Pardridge, John R Bombardier/Togglier 4 21 Marienburg GE 10/09/1943
    Salo, Norman A Waist Gunner 4 21 Marienburg GE 10/09/1943
    Smith, Warren V Co-Pilot 4 21 Marienburg GE 10/09/1943
    Strawn, Clarence A Pilot 4 21 Marienburg GE 10/09/1943

    Alvey, John H Navigator 4 23 Schweinfurt GE 10/14/1943
    Hagan, Kenneth L Engineer/Top Turret 4 23 Schweinfurt GE 10/14/1943
    Hennessey, Thomas J Radio Operator 4 23 Schweinfurt GE 10/14/1943
    Jay, Harry J Ball Turret 4 23 Schweinfurt GE 10/14/1943
    Kozma, William S Waist Gunner 4 23 Schweinfurt GE 10/14/1943
    Nesbit George H Tail Gunner 4 23 Schweinfurt GE 10/14/1943
    Pardridge, John R Bombardier/Togglier 4 23 Schweinfurt GE 10/14/1943
    Salo, Norman A Waist Gunner 4 23 Schweinfurt GE 10/14/1943
    Smith, Warren V Co-Pilot 4 23 Schweinfurt GE 10/14/1943
    Strawn, Clarence A Pilot 4 23 Schweinfurt GE 10/14/1943
    Last edited by Gary J; 05-22-2012 at 04:11 PM.

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    Not sure, I'll poke around some more. I did find the unit patch.

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    Thank you, I am putting together displays for a museum, I am hoping it will be in March Field Museum by years end. I currently have 16 displays built and another (28) B-17 relics with serial numbers attached. All the displays have the airmen's names and the status from the last flight. Some of the displays only have a single relic, but the memory of the airmen and the B-17 still live in the relic, big or small. Thank you again.

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    The captain of 42-30610 Captain Clarence A. Strawn survived the war and eventually became a Colonel. He died in 1969 and is buried in a Military Cemetry in Colorado.

    Below is a photo of Strawn when flying B-17 G 'Anoxia Queen', and this is a list of the crew that day. It was lost in late '44.


    "Anoxia Queen" Crew 07
    Mission: 076 - Sortie 32 / 35

    Date: March 23, 1944

    Target: Brunswick, Germany - City center

    Aircraft Serial Number 42-39819 BI - F

    Crew 07

    Crewman Role
    Strawn, Clarence A Pilot
    Watts, John H Co- Pilot
    Lipchitz, Theodore R Navigator
    Bennett. Charles R Bombardier
    Carey, Howard H Eng/Top Turret Gunner
    Marsiglia, Hector J Radio Op./Gunner
    Bohn, Vernon H Ball Turret Gunner
    Catalano, Alexander S Waist Gunner
    Wilson, Henry F Waist Gunner
    Smith, Morton Tail Gunner

    Regards, Ned.
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    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    I found a B-17 named "Screaming Red Ass", but I do not think this is the plane you were looking for. Anyway here is a pic of "Screaming"

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