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

PositionRangNameStatusBemerkung
P2LTWayne D. HedglinPOW
CP2LTDonald W. JonesPOW
BOMB2LTJohn W. McKewen Jr.KIAchute failed
ENG/TTSGTCody L. WolfKIA
ROSGTJames Lascu Jr.KIA
BTSGTGeorge M. RichardsonKIA
WGSGTWilliam O. FranciscoPOW
WGSGTWalter F. Williams Jr.POW
TGSGTStanley E. LyttleKIA

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