Geschichte der
B-17 #42-29540 / Shooting Star

Delivered Denver 3/1/43; Salina 20/1/43; Morrison 6/2/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-S] Molesworth 25/2/43; transferred 323BS/91BG [OR-P] Bassingbourn 1/6/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Lloyd Schaper, Co-pilot: Ray Stephens, Navigator: Woodrow Mayes, Bombardier: Steve Monson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Noah Kirk, Ball turret gunner: Ray LaFon,Tail gunner: Merle Hilgert (7 Returned to Duty); Radio Operator: Walt Migut, Waist gunner: Ed Minehan, Waist gunner: Bernie Ray (3KIS- all drowned in 20 minutes before Air Sea Rescue arrived, bodies later washed up); no gas, crashed Channel sinking within seconds, east of Hastings, Sx, Missing Air Crew Report 515. SHOOTING STAR.

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