Bales, Ross Carter, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1091-Pilot, B-17
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1942-1943, AAF MOS 1091, 303rd Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1940 - 1943
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Captain

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Home State
Idaho
Idaho
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Caldwell, Idaho
Last Address
RAF Molesworth (USAAF 107), Cambridgeshire, England

Casualty Date
May 14, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Germany
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Netherlands, Netherlands
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing

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 1942-1943, B-17 Flying Fortress
From Year
1942
To Year
1943
   
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Specifications

Model Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
Length 74.74 ft | 22.78 m
Width 103.74 ft | 31.62 m
Height 19.09 ft | 5.82 m
Engine(s) 4 x Wright Cyclone R-1820-97 radial piston engines generating 1,200 hp each.
Empty Weight 36,136 lbs | 16,391 kg
MTOW 72,003 lbs | 32,660 kg
Max Speed 287 mph | 462 km/h | 249 kts
Max Range 2,001 miles | 3,220 km
Ceiling 35,597 ft | 10,850 m | 6.7 miles
Climb Rate 540.5 ft/min (164.7 m/min)
Hardpoints 0
Armament 2 x 12.7mm machine guns in powered dorsal turret
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in powered "belly" turret
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in tail gun position
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in left front "cheek" position
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in right front "cheek" position
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in left waist position
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in right waist position
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in radio operator's midship position (removed on later models)
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in powered chin turret (later models)

Maximum internal bombload of 7,983 kg (17,600 lbs).
Accommodations 10
Operators United Kingdom and the United States of America.

   
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Last Updated: May 12, 2016
   
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