Geschichte der
B-17 #42-30799 / The Bigassbird II

Delivered Cheyenne 29/7/43; Gore 9/8/43; Scott 10/8/43; Presque Is 16/8/43; ground looped at Gander, Newfoundland by ground crew 20/8/43; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-L] Thorpe Abbotts 20/8/43; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Bill Murray, Radio Operator: Fred Schillinger,Tail gunner: Mahlon Hall (3 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Dick Landiotte, Navigator: Orrin Heinrich, Bombardier: Bill Carr, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Emory Brandt, Ball turret gunner: Jim Pease, Waist gunner: Nick Hamelak, Waist gunner: Palmer Hanson (7 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Hollwedel, SE of Harpstedt, 25 miles SE of Oldenburg, Ger. BIG ASS BIRD II.

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