B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29487 / Ritzy Blitz

B-17 #42-29487 / Ritzy Blitzzoom_in

Hersteller:
Boeing

  • RCL: DF-K

MACR: 1915

Einsätze: 48

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Geschichte der
B-17 42-29487 / Ritzy Blitz

Delivered Cheyenne 22/12/42; Salina 2/2/43; Duncan 23/2/43; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-K] Bassingbourn 9/3/43; 48m Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Wayne Hedglin, Co-pilot: Don Jones, Navigator: Carey Goodwin, Waist gunner: Bill Francisco, Waist gunner: Walt Williams (5 Prisoner of War), Bombardier: John McKewen (chute failed), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Cody Wolf, Radio Operator: James Lascu Jr., Ball turret gunner: George Richardson,Tail gunner: Stan Lyttle (5 Killed in Action); hit by 20 enemy aircraft KO’d #1 and fire broke out in fuselage, crashed Wennigsen/Diester, 12 miles SW of Hanover, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1915. RITZY BLITZ.

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B-17 42-29487 / Ritzy Blitz Crew

Position Rang Name Status Bemerkung
P 2LT Wayne D. Hedglin POW
CP 2LT Donald W. Jones POW
BOMB 2LT John W. McKewen Jr. KIA chute failed
ENG/TT SGT Cody L. Wolf KIA
RO SGT James Lascu Jr. KIA
BT SGT George M. Richardson KIA
WG SGT William O. Francisco POW
WG SGT Walter F. Williams Jr. POW
TG SGT Stanley E. Lyttle KIA

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