Geschichte der B-17 #42-31066 / Dixie Baby aka Fools Rush In

Delivered Cheyenne 14/9/43; Scott 29/9/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-H] Thorpe Abbotts 4/10/43; Missing in Action Hamburg 31/12/44 with Floyd Henderson, Co-pilot: Dick King, Bombardier: Elmer Kovach, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Shepard, Radio Operator: George Robinson, Waist gunner: Fred Horcasitas (6 Killed in Action); Navigator: George Smigo, Ball turret gunner: Leo Murphy,Tail gunner: Frank Sauls (3 Prisoner of War); hit by flak on bomb run spun down and collided with 43-38124 (100BG), both going down in flames, crashed Radegast, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11366. DIXIE BABY aka FOOLS RUSH IN.

Details 42-31066 / Dixie Baby aka Fools Rush In

Wurde beim Bombenzielanflug von Flak getroffen. Kam ins trudeln und kollidierte mit der B-17 #43-38124 Kramp’s Tramps (100BG). Beide Maschinen fielen brennend nach unten.

Crew 42-31066 / Dixie Baby aka Fools Rush In

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P1LTFloyd E. HendersonKIA
CP2LTRichard W. KingKIA
BOMBS/SGTElmer L. KovachKIA
ENG/TTT/SGTJames W. ShepardKIA
ROT/SGTGeorge J. RobinsonKIA
BTS/SGTLeo O. MurphyPOW
WGS/SGTFred HorcasitasKIA
TGS/SGTFrank S. SaulsPOW

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