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B-17 Flying Fortress // Wikipedia Commons [Public Domain]

B-17 Flying Fortress // Wikipedia Commons [Public Domain]

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42-5907 / Wing and a Prayer

Delivered Long Beach 29/4/43; Sioux City 19/5/43; Smoky Hill 3/6/43; Dow Fd 6/6/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 11/6/43; Missing in Action Westrow 25/7/43 with Warren Fuller{body washed up on a Denmark beach 10/9/43}, Co-pilot: Tom Scanlon, Navigator: Frank Haminski, Bombardier: Bill Ritchie, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul LeBrun, Radio Operator: Hector Watson, Ball turret gunner: Lacy Collinsworth, Waist gunner: Mike Lattieri, Waist gunner: Arthur Boyd,Tail gunner: Warren McClure (10 Killed in Action); ditched off Sylt Is in Baltic Sea, Missing Air Crew Report 3120. WING AND A PRAYER.
B-17 Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies


Delivered Tulsa 14/2/44; Presque Is 6/3/44; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 9/3/44; Missing in Action Warnemunde 9/4/44 with Vince Sundstrom, Co-pilot: John Vlymen, ng-S/Sgt Manuel Weintraub, Bombardier: Alex Bruce, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Norman Gallagher, Radio Operator: John Rose, Ball turret gunner: Sid Schneider, Waist gunner: Phil Scriffignano, Waist gunner: Adolph Waluck,Tail gunner: Gene Budzbanewski (10 Killed in Action); flak, crashed into sea seven miles SE of Nykobing, near Boto, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 3656.
B-17 Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies


Delivered Cheyenne 16/9/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 9/10/43; Missing in Action Bremen 20/12/43 with Ken Eccleston, Co-pilot: Pete Schou, Navigator: John Dorsett, Bombardier: Tom Tollin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Molinari, Radio Operator: George Doyle, Ball turret gunner: Dave Holliman, Waist gunner: Ivan Clark, Waist gunner: Dave Ceely,Tail gunner: Chas Bein (10 Killed in Action); intense flak, crashed Vegasack, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 3154.
B-17 Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies

42-39894 / Boomerang Barbara

Delivered Long Beach 1/10/43; Gr Island 18/10/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 2/11/43; Missing in Action Rostock 20/2/44 with Jerry Payne, Co-pilot: Carl Cole, Navigator: Jim Kelley, Bombardier: Clarry Swanson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Marco Zumsolo, Radio Operator: John White, Ball turret gunner: Joe Pappalado, Waist gunner: Jim Ellis, Waist gunner: Grant Tucker (9 Killed in Action);Tail gunner: Andrea Alearese{Wounded in Action} (Prisoner of War); mech fault, crashed Brahesholom, NE of Assen, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 2432. BARBARA.


Delivered Dallas 22/9/43; Harvard 9/10/43; Wilmington 12/10/43; Assigned 401BG Deenethorpe 23/12/43; transferred 560BS/388BG Knettishall /44; Bombardier: Lt Mike Chaklos (KIA-pilot was Ingebritsen) 5/1/44; Missing in Action Lutzkendorf 20/2/44 with Rich Reed, Navigator: Don Jacobs, Bombardier: Chas McColleste, Radio Operator: Harmon Jones, Ball turret gunner: Bill Rowling, Waist gunner: Ken Bonnar, Waist gunner: Ben Ferrici,Tail gunner: John Chinni (8 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Wyman Osness, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Morse (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Bellinge, SW of Odense,Den. Missing Air Crew Report 2433.