B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29800 / Me and My Gal

B-17 #42-29800 / Me and My Galzoom_in



  • RCL: BK-H

MACR: 840


Geschichte der
B-17 42-29800 / Me and My Gal

Delivered Cheyenne 20/2/43; Gore 7/3/43; Smoky Hill 14/3/43; Morrison 9/4/43; Assigned 95th Bomb Group/335th Bomb Squadron [OE-L] at Alconbury 17 May 1943. Flew 4 missions with the 95th BG. Transferred to 305th Bomb Group/422nd Bomb Squadron [JJ-E/J] at Chelveston on 17 June 1943. Transferred to the 384th Bomb Group/546th Bomb Squadron [BK-?] at Grafton Underwood on 7 October 1943. Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14 October 1943 with Pilot William R. Harry; Navigator David H. Black; Flight engineer/top turret gunner Tom B. Wheeler; Radio Operator Edward F. Simpson; Ball turret gunner: John C. McKenna; Right Waist gunner: Howard D. Parks; Left Waist gunner: Julius M. Markus; Tail gunner: Leroy Parent (8 Prisoners of War). Co-pilot: Ivan L. Rice’s chute opened inside when about to jump – Killed in Action); Bombardier: Charles P. Mannka (made Prisoner of War-POW – died in captivity). Enemy aircraft, crashed Simmershofen, 19 miles SE of Würzburg, Germany. Missing Air Crew Report – MACR #840. ME AND MY GAL.

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 31. Oktober 2020


B-17 42-29800 / Me and My Gal Details

B-17F #42-29800 ‚Me and My Gal‘ bei der Rückkehr am 29 Juni 1943. Triebwerk #4 ist in Segelstellung.


B-17 42-29800 / Me and My Gal Crew

Position Rang Name Status Bemerkung
P 1LT William R. Harry POW
CP 1LT Ivan L. Rice KIA
BOMB 2LT Charles P. Mannka POW Died in captivity
ENG/TT S/SGT Tom B. Wheeler POW
RO T/SGT Edward F. Simpson POW
BT S/SGT John McKenna POW
WG SGT Julius Markus POW
WG SGT Howard D. Parks POW
TG S/SGT Leroy Parent POW

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