Geschichte der
B-17 #42-31141

Delivered Cheyenne 23/9/43; Gr Island 8/10/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-N] Rougham 15/10/43; Missing in Action Berlin 8/3/44 with Frank Scott, Co-pilot: Bill Boak, Navigator: Willard Sayles, Bombardier: Mario Lagattiola, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Cummings, Radio Operator: Ray Soucy, Ball turret gunner: Jim Bell, Waist gunner: John Bleau, Waist gunner: Bill Rasnake (9 Prisoner of War);Tail gunner: Phil Lorbach (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft set engine on fire, crashed two miles NE of Elze, Wedemasrk, 15 miles N of Hanover, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2976.

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  1. von John bleau am 17. März 2018 4:57 Uhr

    Just found this entry for the first time. Dad was the waist gunner. He transferred to Scott’s crew after dad’s crew “lady bedlam” did not return from a flight he had to sit out. Thanks for posting.

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  2. von gary black am 09. Mai 2018 13:39 Uhr

    My uncle, Phillip Lorbach, was part of this plane’s crew (tail gunner) and was KIA on 8 March, 1944.

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