Geschichte der B-17 #42-31060 / Poque Ma Hone

B-17G #42-31060 was delivered to Cheyenne 11/9/43; Assigned to the 427th Bomb Squadron of the 303rd Bomb Group [GN-N] and arrived at Molesworth on 18 October 1943. It was nicknamed „Poque Ma Hone“ or POGUE-MA-HONE. (Gaelic for Kiss My Ass!) Reported as Missing in Action while on bombing mission to synthetic oil plant at Lutzkendorf, Germany on 9 February 1945. After colliding with #43-39149 (No Name), piloted by 2Lt. Robert J. Barrat, „Poque Ma Hone“ tried to make its way to Allied controlled territory in Poland. It crashed near the village of Jaraczewo (south-east of Poznan). Salvaged n/battle damaged. From a crew of nine, 5 were Killed in Action (KIA), 1 became a Prisoner of War (POW) and 3 Returned to Duty (RTD). Alf Nemer, Odus Litzelfelner, Pete Volpini, Marion Canfield, Floyd Doherty were Killed in Action); Floyd Bohrer became a Prisoner of War; Henry Schulz, Howard Ganson and Paul Kerr Returned to Duty; See Missing Air Crew Report 12245.

Details 42-31060 / Poque Ma Hone

Kollision in der Luft mit der B-17 #43-39149 am 09. Februar 1945.

Crew 42-31060 / Poque Ma Hone

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P1LTAlfred K. NemerKIA
CPF/OOdus C. LitzelfelnerKIA
ENG/TTSGTFloyd S. BohrerPOW
ROSGTPeter M. VolpiniKIA
BTSGTMarion L. CanfieldKIA
WGSGTPaul L. KerrRTD
TGSGTFloyd C. Doherty, Jr.KIA
TOGT/SGTHoward H. GansonRTD

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