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B-17 #42-30365 / Rum Boogie III

Delivered Cheyenne 20/5/43; Smoky Hill 31/5/43; Dow Fd 11/7/43; Assigned: 337BS/96BG [AW-B] Snetterton 13/7/43; Duren mission aborted 17/10/43 Pilot: Bill Stoneburner, Co-Pilot: Fred Ward, Navigator: John Griffin, Bombardier: John McNeil, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Henry James, Radio Operator: Andy Hodulik, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Vadney, Waist Gunner: Phil Messenger, Waist Gunner: Lloyd Reynolds, Tail Gunner: Howard Lee (10KIA); caught fire off Cromer, Nfk., crashed North Sea; simply no trace; MACR 1019. RUM BOOGIE III.

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  1. von Boyd Ward am 02. Oktober 2019 18:40 Uhr

    My uncle (who I was named for) Frederick Boyd Ward went missing in the Rum Boogie III B-17 on November October 17, 1943. Your web site says the plane caught fire and crashed in the North Sea. The official records say the cause of the plane failing to return to base is unknown but it is presumed to have crashed in the North Sea. What is the source of your report about it being on fire?

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