B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24448 / Taxpayer’s Pride

B-17 #41-24448 / Taxpayer’s Pridezoom_in

Quelle:
www.awm.gov.au [Public Domain]

Hersteller:
Boeing

MACR: 15995

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Geschichte der
B-17 41-24448 / Taxpayer’s Pride

Delivered Cheyenne 9/7/42; Sacramento SAD with Capt Jay Rusek; Assigned 64BS/19BG Mareeba, Aus 1/9/42; transferred 64BS/43BG Fenton Fd, Aus, then Mareeba, Aus 21/1/43; Port Moresby, NG 11/5/43; shot down 26/6/43 near Rabaul with Capt Don McEachan, Co-pilot: Capt John Scott, Navigator: Sumner Beck, Bombardier: Mortimer Smith, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Rod Edwards, Radio Operator: John Barry, Waist gunner: Ralph Thomas, Waist gunner: Homer Harper (9 Killed in Action);Tail gunner: Joel Griffin (POW, but survived war in Japan). Missing Air Crew Report 15995. TAXPAYER’S PRIDE.

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B-17 41-24448 / Taxpayer’s Pride Crew

Position Rang Name Status Bemerkung
P CPT Donald D. McEachran KIA
CP CPT John W. Scott KIA
BOMB 1LT Mortimer K. Smith, Jr. KIA
ENG/TT SGT Ralph H. Thomas, Jr. KIA
RO T/SGT John J. Barry KIA
WG SGT Otto Russell KIA
WG CPL Homer G. Harper KIA
TG CPL Joel W. Griffin POW
--- T/SGT Rodney J. Edwards KIA Asst. Radio

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