Geschichte der
B-17 #42-107137

Delivered Denver 2/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Grenier 27/4/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-O] Thorpe Abbotts 3/5/44; Missing in Action Munich 13/7/44 with Chas Harding, Co-pilot: Ben Wilson, Navigator: Tom Hunt, Bombardier: John Craven, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Norbert Fike, Radio Operator: Tom Miles, Ball turret gunner: Norman Fuller, Waist gunner: Wesley Peck, Waist gunner: Lester Henderson (escaped later and ret UK),Tail gunner: Bob Buchanan (10INT); flak hit KO’d #3 after dropping bombs; force landed Payerne, Switz. Missing Air Crew Report 7502; repaired & ret group, the last to leave Switzerland for Burtonwood, UK; Salvaged 9AF Germany 2/1/46.

Crew 42-107137

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P1LTCharles S. Harding, Jr.INT
CP2LTBennie D. WilsonINT
BOMBT/SGTJohn L. CravenINT
ENG/TTT/SGTNorbert A. FikeINT
ROT/SGTThomas D. MilesINT
BTS/SGTNorman D. FullerINT
WGS/SGTWesley H. PeckINT
WGS/SGTLester J. HendersonINT
TGS/SGTRobert J. BuchananINT

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