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B-17 #41-24454 / Georgia Peach

Delivered Cheyenne 13/7/42; Assigned 28BS/19BG Mareeba, Aus 21/8/42; transferred 65BS/43BG and took part in 109m plus sinking two subs & seven other vessels, 17 enemy aircraft and awarded seven Purple Hearts; transferred 65BS/43BG Mareeba, Aus; Port Moresby, NG 11/5/43; shot down Vunakanau Afd on a night mission 13/6/43 with John Woodard, Co-pilot: Russell Emerick, Navigator: Phil Bek*, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leon Skarr, Radio Operator: Stewart Nisbet, Radio Operator: Maurice Sayer, Waist gunner: Chris Cousino, Waist gunner: Boyd Parker,Tail gunner: Julius Hamershlag (7 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Jack Wisener (2POW* inc Bek, later executed). Missing Air Crew Report 16189. GEORGIA PEACH.

Crew 41-24454 / Georgia Peach

P1LTJohn M. WoodardKIA
CP2LTRussell S. EmerickKIA
BOMB1LTLt. Philip L. BekPOWlater executed
ENG/TTT/SGTLeonard J. SkarrKIA
ROS/SGTStewart D. NisbetKIA
BTS/SGTMaurice F. SayerKIA
WGSGTChris B. CousinoKIA
WGSGTBoyd H. ParkerKIA
TGCPLJulius HamershlagKIA

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  1. von James Easter Howell am 30. Juni 2019 2:24 Uhr

    Weisener, while a POW, was not executed. He survived and died in the United States in 1980. Bek, a POW, was executed by the Japanese


    • von am 30. Juni 2019 9:31 Uhr

      Thank you!
      Crew list and status table updated.


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