F/O Clayton E. CHILD B-17G serial 42-102645

Discussion in '305th BG - Chelveston' started by redcap50, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. redcap50

    redcap50 New Member

    Hello Forum,
    I'm looking for a picture of the B-17 G and the Child crew: the crashdate was : August 9th, 1944
    Many thanks,

  2. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

    B-17G # 42-102645, 305th BG/ 365th BS. MACR 8067
  3. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

    Sgt Jerry Robert McEldowney

    Attached Files:

  4. redcap50

    redcap50 New Member

    Hello Airwar:
    Thanks for your answer........ but I allready have the full MACR 8067
    I'm vainly looking for pictures of the B17G 42-102645 and the crewmembers
    I already contacted Chelveston (station 105) AND family members of certain crewmembers in the USA, without succes!!

    ANY help is very much appreciated
  5. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

    Redcap, I hope other members can find more photos of this B-17. On the web is nothing to find.

  6. redcap50

    redcap50 New Member

    Thank you very much Jaap
    with kind regards
  7. redcap50

    redcap50 New Member

    Hi All,
    In order to search by 'Nose Art', I'm hoping to find the nickname of # 42-102645
    ANY help is welcome!!

  8. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

  9. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

  10. redcap50

    redcap50 New Member

    Hello Jaap,
    Thanks again for your answer:
    I allready had contact with Mr Edouard Renière (Evasion Comète) and I do have the pictures of the 4 POW
    Yesterday, I was contacted by Mrs Lucy Maxwell of IWM : she is interested to know if # 42-102645 had a Nickname / NoseArt, in order to continue our research for a photo of the Fortress.
    I'm doing this research for Mr Chris VANDAELE ( Flemish Veteran Group in BRAKEL - BE).
    I'm in contact with the CHILD and the LUCUS family: they both promised looking in their archives .
    Apparently, no picture has been found, until now!!

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  11. Chad

    Chad New Member

    I am the grandson of Clayton Child the Pilot of the B17 you are seeking pictures of, I would love to get any info you have found on the crew and plane.
  12. RSwank

    RSwank Well-Known Member

  13. 25Kingman49

    25Kingman49 Well-Known Member

    No note of aircraft "name" in Osborne's Fort Log.
    42-102645 Del Cheyenne 22/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Ass 365BS/305BG Chelveston 14/5/44; MIA Karlsruhe 9/8/44 w/Clayton Child (POW), Ken French, Henry Colt, Harry Kilmer, Andy Kuhn (4EVD); John Dubinskas, John Waldren, Grady Lucas, Jerry McEldowney (4KIA); e/a, cr Segelsen, Ger?; MACR 8067.

    F/O Clayton E. Child, POW Stalag 7A near Moosburg, Germany https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=466&cat=WR26&rid=52695
    For Chad; the 45 page MACR 8067 for the loss of 42-102645 starts here on fold3 https://www.fold3.com/image/28679654 during December 2016 fold3 is offering this documents pages free to download, no charge with registration to the fold3 website. This is normally a premium document requiring a paid membership.

    S/Sgt. John B Dubinskas http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=112224201
    Sgt. John Rowe Waldren http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=149213563
    Sgt. Grady (NMI) Lucas, Jr. ASN: 38538989 (Richmond, CA) no findagrave page, died as a POW http://wwii-pows.mooseroots.com/l/138955/Grady-Lucas-Jr
    Sgt Jerry Robert "Jed" McEldowney http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56359713
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2016

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