Date: 1943 Feb27/27 A/C Type: B-17F  Fortress SN: 42-5060 Code: A/C Nickname: 'Whats Cooking Doc?'
 File: 271 Airforce: USAAF Sqn/Unit: 305 BG - 422 BS Mission/Raid: Train yards Hamm, a/t Emden, Germany.
1 Pilot Capt. William K. Davidson                  all MIA 9 Gunner S/Sgt. Charles Peterson
2 CP 2Lt. Charles W. McMehen 10 Gunner S/Sgt. Paul E. Heatherly
3 Nav 2Lt. John H. Kinsey Jr. 11    
4 B 2Lt. James W. Bryant 12    
5 RO S/Sgt. Jack C. Hickman 13    
6 E S/Sgt. Kermit R. Plaskett 14    
7 Gunner S/Sgt. Leroy J. Moyer 15    
8 Gunner S/Sgt. Robert L. McKnight 16                    

One of the first raids on Germany by the USAAF. Target was obscured by coulds and bad weather. The bomb groups turned north towards alternative target Emden. This aircraft was possibly shot down by fighters north of the Frisian Islands in the North Sea. Lost Without Trace (LWT).  Crew is commemorated on the Cambridge Cemetery Wall of the Missing. All 10 are MIA.



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