384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in World War II

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B-17G 44-6592 "STARDUST" SO-S

20616_44_6592_STARDUST_b_600x400.jpg B-17G 42-97948 "HELL ON WINGS" BK-UThumbnails2nd Lieutenant Robert Henry PrellerB-17G 42-97948 "HELL ON WINGS" BK-UThumbnails2nd Lieutenant Robert Henry PrellerB-17G 42-97948 "HELL ON WINGS" BK-UThumbnails2nd Lieutenant Robert Henry PrellerB-17G 42-97948 "HELL ON WINGS" BK-UThumbnails2nd Lieutenant Robert Henry Preller

Assigned 547BS/384BG on 28 October 1944 as SO-S. Moved with group to Istres. [Removed text 5 Dec 2006 -MIA 3 February 1945 on mission to Berlin with pilot Ruckman; forced landing Berlin. MACR 12154]

John Young, 11 May 2005: This mission was considered the longest bombing mission of WWII. They crash-landed in Torun, Poland and were MIA for over 40 days. They lost a wheel, and almost 3 engines. My father (TSgt John Young) salvaged an engine from another down B-17G that was over 60 miles from Torun. They rescued the crew of that crashed plane and 2 fighter pilots.

Mike Mucha, 24 Nov 2006: The correct name of the Polish town is TORUN.

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