B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-2505

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2505


MACR: 15500


Geschichte der
B-17 41-2505

Delivered Portland 14/1/42; Assigned 9BS/7G Java, transferred 30BS/19BG Java 10/2/42 with Taylor; Missing in Action Rabual 25/4/42 with Daniel Fagen, Co-pilot: Bob Meyer, Navigator: Ralph Howard, Bombardier: Jim Grant, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Carter, Radio Operator: Ed Hargrove, Waist gunner: Paul Reimer,Tail gunner: Elton Rose (8 Killed in Action); crashed into Mt Obree, Papua New Guinea (at 9,000ft); first E model aircraft with Sperry ball turret. Wreck first discovered March 1961, then again 15/6/1986. Missing Air Crew Report 15500. (Eventually the remains of crew were recovered and returned to US for full military funeral at Arlington, Va. 15/11/90).

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 3. September 2022


B-17 41-2505 Crew

Position Rang Name Status Bemerkung
P 1LT Daniel W. Fagen KIA
CP 2LT Robert R. Meyer, Jr. KIA
BOMB 2LT Jim Sam Grant KIA
ENG/TT SGT Joe A. Carter KIA
RO SGT Edward L. Hargrove KIA
WG SGT Paul A. Reimer KIA
TG SGT Elton J. Rose KIA

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