Geschichte der
B-17 #42-29943 / Situation Normal

Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/43; Smoky Hill 26/3/43; Dow Fd 31/5/43; Assigned 305BG Chelveston 15/6/43; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-K] Alconbury 16/6/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; 335BS [OE-K] Horham 15/6/43; 12/9/43 with A.R. Witt f/d RAF Morton Calence (?); 20/12/43 with A.R. Witt force landed Bungay afd; 31/12/43 with F.G. Vansant force landed RAF Eastchurch; 44m, Missing in Action Oldenburg 6/3/44 with Albert Mailman, Co-pilot: John Cassidy, Navigator: Dave Hazlett, Bombardier: Marion Beal, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Frantz (5 Killed in Action); Radio Operator: Ray McDowell, Ball turret gunner: Jim Wint, Waist gunner: Wilbur Cooper, Waist gunner: Henry Baswell,Tail gunner: Bill Henderson (5 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft attack near Haseluenne, ship exploded, crashed Ellinghausen, near Barnsdorf, 15 miles NE of Diepholz, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2890. SITUATION NORMAL.

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  1. von Kay Fradl am 24. Dezember 2018 5:16 Uhr

    Does anyone know the order of the. Names to the order of the men in the picture? My uncle is in that crew but since he died before I was born I don’t know what he looked like at the time of the photo. I only have a few pictures of him about 5 or 6 years before he elisted.


    • von am 24. Dezember 2018 9:59 Uhr

      Hello Kay, the names are (base on

      Back row (left to right):
      S/Sgt Wendell Verbulecz, T/Sgt Sator Sandy Sanchez, T/Sgt Roy D Baughman, T/Sgt Charles D Schrack, S/Sgt Everett W Lewis.

      Front row (left to right):
      2Lt William C Pratt, 2Lt Richard H Holmes, 2Lt William P Overstreet, Alden R Witt, T/Sgt Kingsley F Spitzer


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