Geschichte der
B-17 #42-30377 / Rodger the Lodger II

Delivered: Cheyenne 21/5/43; Gore 25/5/43; Gr Isle 4/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned: 412BS/95BG [QW-R] Horham 12/7/43; MIA (18m) Marienburg 9/10/43 Pilot: Ralph Eherts, Co-Pilot: John Burdick, Navigator: John Nelson, Bombardier: Bob Wing, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Grant Allen, Radio Operator: Bill Piispanen, Ball Turret Gunner: Lew Rabinowitz, Waist Gunner: Walter Queen, Waist Gunner: Ralph Bates, Tail Gunner: Jim Anderson (10KIA, seven baled but two chutes on fire, the other perished in the water); Enemy aircraft KOd #2 then another KOd #3 exploded mid air, crashed North Sea, NW of Heligoland; MACR 854. ROGER THE LODGER II.

Details 42-30377 / Rodger the Lodger II

Fire breaking out just behind the #2 feathered engine. This aircraft blew up within minutes after this photo was taken.

Crew 42-30377 / Rodger the Lodger II

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P---Ralph W. EhertsKIA
CP---John C. BurdickKIA
BOMB---Robert D. WingKIA
ENG/TT---Grant E. AllenKIA
RO---William E. PiispanenKIA
BT---Ralph T. BatesKIA
WG---Walter H. QueenKIA
WG---Louis RabinowitzKIA
TG---James R. AndersonKIA

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