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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.

Crew 41-24448 / Taxpayer’s Pride

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
PCPTDonald D. McEachranKIA
CPCPTJohn W. ScottKIA
BOMB1LTMortimer K. Smith, Jr.KIA
ENG/TTSGTRalph H. Thomas, Jr.KIA
ROT/SGTJohn J. BarryKIA
WGSGTOtto RussellKIA
WGCPLHomer G. HarperKIA
TGCPLJoel W. GriffinPOW
---T/SGTRodney J. EdwardsKIAAsst. Radio

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