Geschichte der
B-17 #42-31209 / Janie BB

Delivered Cheyenne 5/10/43; Gr Island 17/10/43; Long Beach 23/11/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 26/11/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 30/1/44 with Morris Bianchi, Co-pilot: Tom Reese, Bombardier: Herb Kelley, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lloyd Norstrom, Radio Operator: Ed Caypless, Waist gunner: Jim Mason (6 Prisoner of War); Navigator: George Hornaday, Ball turret gunner: Normans Nichols, Waist gunner: Errol Wolf,Tail gunner: Jim Marshall (4 Killed in Action); flak KO’d two engines, crashed Sternshorn, near Lemfords, 11 miles S of Diepholz, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2884.

Crew 42-31209 / Janie BB

PF/OMorris Paul BianchiPOW
CP2LTThomas Llewellyn ReesePOW
BOMB2LTHerbert Elmore KelleyPOW
ENG/TTT/SGTLloyd Raymond NordstromPOW
ROT/SGTEdward Francis ClayplessPOW
BTS/SGTNorman Byland Nichols Jr.KIA
WGS/SGTJames Kilpatrick MasonPOW
WGS/SGTErrol Scott WolfKIA
TGS/SGTJames Hall Marshall Jr.KIA

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  1. von Margaret Murphy am 26. März 2019 18:46 Uhr

    Hello, This is my father’s plane. It was named after my mother Mary Jane, who he always called Janie. Are the parts shown from the above link part of my fathers plane? I’m very interested and my siblings would be as well.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you,


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