Geschichte der
B-17 #42-29898 / Scarlett O’Hara

Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/43; Sioux City 19/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Bangor 13/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-K/I] Kimbolton 22/4/43; Missing in Action Bochum 12/8/43 with Ralph Osborne, Radio Operator: Mildred Fambrough, Ball turret gunner: Larry Truman, Waist gunner: Warren Dayton, Waist gunner: Chas Irwin,Tail gunner: Howie Scruggs (6 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Les Jones, Navigator: Bill Hand, Bombardier: Tom Wickham, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Pat Keenan (4 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed near Metternich, NW of Bonn, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1762.

Details 42-29898 / Scarlett O’Hara

Auszug aus MACR:
We had been shot up pretty bad but were still flying! The Last thing we heard on the inter-phone was a report that almost all of our guns were out & then the pilot was cursing the Huns just before he gave the order to bailout. Lt Osborne was still at the controls when the Co-Pilot & Engineer bailed. They said he had his chest chute on & told them to go that he would be right behind them but as they left the ship they saw the cockpit section was engulfed in flames. Then the aircraft exploded.

Crew 42-29898 / Scarlett O’Hara

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P2LTRalph H. OsborneKIA
CP2LTLeslie E. JonesPOW
BOMB2LTThomas C. WickhamPOW
ENG/TTT/SGTPatrick J. KeenanPOW
ROT/SGTMildred O. FambroughKIA
BTS/SGTLawrence E. TrumanKIA
WGS/SGTWarren T. DaytonUNK
WG---Charles B. IrwinKIA
TGS/SGTHoward R. ScruggsKIA

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