B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24503 / Pandora’s Box

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24503 / Pandora’s Box


  • RCL: DF-E

MACR: 16162


Geschichte der
B-17 41-24503 / Pandora’s Box

B-17F 41-24503 ‚Pandora’s Box‘ assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-E] Bangor 30-August-42; Bassingbourn 29-September-42; Missing in Action 23-Nov-42 while flying as Group Lead on mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St Nazaire, France. Enemy aircraft shot out #3, and aircraft dropped back and crashed into the sea 30 miles northwest of St. Nazaire. 11KIA MACR 16162


B-17 41-24503 / Pandora’s Box Crew

Position Rang Name Status Bemerkung
P MAJ Harold C. Smelser KIA
CP CPT Duane L. Jones KIA
BOMB 2LT Phillip K. Baxter KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Alvy G. Masters KIA
RO T/SGT Louis E Emerson KIA
BT SGT Fidel Hernandez KIA
WG S/SGT Doyt L. Watson KIA
WG SGT John L. Boomer KIA
TG S/SGT Joseph Medved KIA
OBS CPT George C. Wahl, Jr. KIA

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