Delivered Denver 9/5/43; Gt Falls 16/5/43; Kearney 29/5/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 388BG Knettishall 30/9/43; transferred 550BS/385BG [XA- ] Gt Ashfield 1/10/43; then 549BS; Missing in Action Oschersleben 28/7/43 with John Noel, Co-pilot: Henry Wilczyk (2 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Leon Marion, Bombardier: George Ramelot, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob McKnight, Radio Operator: Ned Mirabel, Ball turret gunner: Grant Schaff, Waist gunner: Ulysses McElhinney, Waist gunner: Ray Magin,Tail gunner: Bill Peterson (8KIA-all washed up later); mid air coll with 42-3316 (385BG), ditched North Sea; Missing Air Crew Report 189D. ROUNDTRIP TICKET.

Details 42-30285 / Roundtrip Ticket

B-17 #42-30257 Lady Susie II wurde von FW-190 vom Unteroffizier Wilhelm Fest getroffen. Die Maschine verlor die Kontrolle und kollidierte mit der B-17 #42-3316 Betty Boom und gerieten in die Flugbahn von der B-17 #42-30285 Roundtrip Ticket. Alle drei Maschinen stürzten in die Nordsee.

Crew 42-30285 / Roundtrip Ticket

PositionRang/RankNameStatus
P---John H Noel Jr.POW
CP---Henry WilczykPOW
BOMB---George RamelotKIA
ENG/TT---Bob McKnightKIA
RO---Ned MirabelKIA
BT---Grant SchaffKIA
WG---Ulysses McElhinneyKIA
WG---Ray MaginKIA
TG---Bill PetersonKIA

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