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B-17 #42-2975

B-17F 42-2975 was assigned 423BS/306BG Presque Is 17-Nov-42; Molesworth 25-Nov-42. This was the first B-17 built by Douglas Aircraft Company under license with Boeing to go MIA with the 8th AF. Shot down 30-Dec-42 by enemy aircraft upon return from a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at Lorient, France. The aircraft made a late takeoff and was unable to join with the 306BG formation, so it tagged along with the 305BG. 1POW 9KIA MACR 15079.

Crew 42-2975

CP2LTBernard T. HealeyKIA
BOMB1LTGardner M. ReynoldsPOWfirst and only mission
ENG/TTSGTJames L CarberryKIA
ROSGTWilliam L. NisbettKIA
BTSGTEugene H. SteinKIA
WGSGTJohn J. ValloraniKIA
WGSGTEdward J SanskiKIA
TGS/SGTJames P. GaffneyKIA

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