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B-17 #42-29856 / Patches

Delivered Denver 27/2/43; Smoky Hill 22/3/43; Tinker 9/4/43; Nashville 13/4/43; Morrison 18/4/43; Assigned 346BS/99BG Navarin 5/5/43; Oudna 4/8/43; Tortorella 11/12/43; transferred 815BS/483BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action Weiner Neustadt 10/5/44 with Ray Scranton, Stewart (2 Killed in Action); Ewing, Moyer, Schooler, Mays, kempf, O’Donnell, Torres, Stork (8 Prisoner of War); flak hit, crashed Wiener Neustadt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4846. PATCHES.

Details 42-29856 / Patches


Bailout from a Boeing B-17F of the 483rd Bomb Group, 815th Bomb Squadron, over the Weiner Neustadt, Austria rail yards on May 10,1944. The aircraft is at 22,500 feet with two engines feathered and fuel leaking from the left wing tanks (you can see wisps of it behind the wing). Two crewmen had already bailed out. Plane went into a slow turn and was losing altitude, then blew up. Eight of the crew got out.(U.S. Air Force photo)

Crew 42-29856 / Patches

P2LTRaymond J. ScrantonKIA
CP2LTDonald R. EwingPOW
BOMB2LTRichard M. SchoolerPOW
BTS/SGTJoseph P. O’DonnellPOW
WGS/SGTHorace E. Stewart, Jr.KIA
WGS/SGTCarmelo A. TorresPOW
TGS/SGTOrville L. StarkPOW

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