B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24509 / Miss Swoose

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24509 / Miss Swoose


MACR: 16010


Geschichte der
B-17 41-24509 / Miss Swoose

Assigned 423BS/306BG Westover 15-August-1942, B-17F 41-24509, ‚Miss Swoose‘ was damaged by AA fire between the Initial Point (IP) and the target which resulted in a fire on #3 engine during mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France on 9-Nov-42. Aircraft managed to drop its bomb load but had to be abandoned and crashed into the sea near the target. 6KIA 4POW MACR 16010.


B-17 41-24509 / Miss Swoose Crew

P1LTJohn R. BarnettPOW
CP2LTLowell E. KinneyKIA
BOMB2LTNorman R. NelsonKIA
ENG/TTSGTFrederick MannelloPOW
ROT/SGTFrancis M. CounselmanPOW
BTS/SGTWalter CrawfordPOW
WGS/SGTCharles R. WilsonKIA
WGS/SGTBernard P. PapeikaKIA
TGS/SGTJack M. MadisonKIA

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