Geschichte der
B-17 #42-29896 / Tondelayo

Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/43; Sioux City 20/3/43; Tinker 28/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 16/4/43. Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-Y/V] Kimbolton 2/5/43. Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Bohn Fawkes, Co-pilot: Chas Mauldin, Navigator: Elmer Bendiner, Bombardier: Bob Hejny, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Larry Reedman, Radio Operator: Fred Reinhard, Ball turret gunner: Walt Gray, Waist gunner: John Leary, Waist gunner: Harry Edwards,Tail gunner: Mike Arooth (10 Returned to Duty); ditched Channel, all rescued by Air Sea Rescue launch HSL180 from Dover, Kent, UK. No MACR. TONDELAYO.

Crew 42-29896 / Tondelayo

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P2LTBohn E. Fawkes, Jr.RTD
CP2LTCharles A. MauldinRTD
BOMB2LTRobert L. HejnyRTD
ENG/TTT/SGTLawrence H. ReedmanRTD
ROT/SGTFrederick J. ReinhardRTD
BTT/SGTWalter J. GrayRTD
WGS/SGTJohn A. LearyRTD
WGS/SGTHarry L. EdwardsRTD
TGT/SGTMichael Arooth RTD

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  1. von Brent Chambers am 25. April 2019 0:57 Uhr

    Elmer Bendiner, the navigator, wrote an excellent personal account of his air war. Title is _Fall of Fortresses_. He actually does note the different ways B17’s fall and how likely the crew will be to get out.

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  2. von Zachary am 02. Juli 2019 11:26 Uhr

    The correct spelling of the name is Bohn E. Fawkes, Jr.

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    • von b17flyingfortress.de am 02. Juli 2019 11:47 Uhr

      Thank you! I have corrected the name.

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