Geschichte der
B-17 #41-24582 / One O’Clock Jump

B-17F 41-24582 ‚One O’Clock Jump‘, assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-G] Bangor 11-Oct-42; Molesworth 16-Oct-42; Despatched 12-Dec-42 on mission to bomb the German air depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France but weather prevented bombing of that target and the marshalling yards at Rouen/Sotteville were attacked as a target of last resort. The aircraft went into a spin (possibly as a result of prop wash)on the way to the target and crashed near Fontainebleau, France. 2KIA 5POW 3EVD MACR 16031.

Details 41-24582 / One O’Clock Jump

Der erste Verlust der 358. Bomber-Staffel.

Crew 41-24582 / One O’Clock Jump

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
PCPTWilliam A. FrostPOW
CP2LTRobert L. MayesEVD
BOMB1LTLeon W. BrownleePOW
ENG/TTT/SGTKenneth G. HildebrandEVD
ROSGTJoseph E. PowersPOW
BTS/SGTFloyd J. ShawKIA
WGSGTWilliam S. DevinePOW
WGSGTBillie K. DavisKIA
TGSGTJames R. Toney, Jr.EVD

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  1. von Dick Mays am 31. Januar 2018 0:07 Uhr

    My Dad, Robert L Mays, was copilot on the plane. He evaded capture and escaped to Spain where he was held in prison for six weeks before getting released to return to the UK. For years he was friend and keep in touch with one of his gunners, who made it through the war as a POW.

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