Geschichte der
B-17 #42-30142 / Pistol Packin Mama

Delivered Cheyenne 15/4/43; Sioux City 30/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 22/5/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-L] Grafton Underwood 29/9/43; transferred 560BS/388BG Knettishall /43; Missing in Action 35m Gelsenkirchen 5/11/43 with Roy Walker, Navigator: Ken Haines, Bombardier: Don Naughton, Radio Operator: George Harper, Waist gunner: Luther Hawkins (5 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Bill Marshall, Ball turret gunner: Bob Feese (2 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Bill Koenig, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ken Shaver,Tail gunner: John Buckner (3 evaded capture after escaping from POW train); flak, crash landed Ijzendijke, eight miles SE of Flushing, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 3123. PISTOL PACKIN‘ MAMA.

Crew 42-30142 / Pistol Packin Mama

P2LTRoy Miller WalkerPOW
CP2LTWilliam Jackson KoenigPOW/ESC
BOMB2LTDonald George NaughtonPOW
ROS/SGTGeorge Walter HarperPOW
BTSGTRobert Burl FeeseKIA
WGSGTLuther Harding HawkinsPOW
WGSGTWilliam Preston Marshall Jr.KIA
TGSGTJohn Ramsey Buckner Jr.POW/ESC

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  1. von Bill Scott am 16. Februar 2018 16:07 Uhr

    Ken Haines (Nav) was my dad’s neighbor as a kid. Ken lived out his days in the same house and they stayed in touch.

    When I was 15 years old, I had the honor of hearing Ken’s story after I made this plane for him in model form. His wife June said that she had never heard the story from him. I felt honored to hear about the crew, his time as a POW and eventual escape. Ken showed me this picture when I was 15. I am glad to see this online.


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