Geschichte der
B-17 #42-31322 / Mi Amigo

Delivered Cheyenne 16/10/43; Vandalia 26/10/43; Des Moines 1/12/43; Denver 2/12/43; Cheyenne 11/12/43; Kearney 22/12/43; Prestwick, UK 16/1/44; Assigned: 452BG Deopham Green 17/1/44; Transferred: 364BS/305BG [WF- ] Chelveston 30/1/44; ex-Aschersleben 23/2/44 Pilot: John Kreighauser, Co-Pilot: Lyle Curtis, Navigator: John Humphrey, Bombardier: Melchor Hernandez, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harry Eastabrooks, Radio Operator: Bob Mayfield, Ball Turret Gunner: Chas Tuttle, Waist Gunner: George Williams, Waist Gunner: Vito Ambrosio, Tail Gunner: Maurice Robbins (10KIA),on return crashed Endcliffe Park, Sheffield, UK; Salvaged. 25/2/44 2 SAD Lt Staughton. MI AMIGO.

Crew 42-31322 / Mi Amigo

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P1LTJohn Glennon KrieghauserKIA
CP2LTLyle J. CurtisKIA
BOMB2LTMelchor HernandezKIA
ENG/TTS/SGTHarry W. EstabrooksKIA
ROS/SGTRobert E. MayfieldKIA
BTSGTCharles H. TuttleKIA
WGSGTGeorge U. WilliamsKIA
WGSGTVito R. AmbrosioKIA
TGSGTMaurice O. RobbinsKIA

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  1. von Paul Allonby am 06. Februar 2019 8:25 Uhr

    Hello, here is a feature from the BBC History Magazine on “Mi-Amigo“ (42-31322 WF-V) which readers may find interesting. https://www.historyextra.com/period/second-world-war/mi-amigo-b-17-bomber-plane-crash-sheffield-park-history/?fbclid=IwAR2A6IeVvXTUIgpMqNlhlRaJnlh3H0ijd8KqgPWelu3TxNhszXFpsrzCIbU

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    • von b17flyingfortress.de am 06. Februar 2019 11:03 Uhr

      Thank you!
      I added the site to related links section.

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  2. von Tony Wilson am 22. Februar 2019 21:20 Uhr

    There was a commemoration for the crew on the 75th anniversary of the loss of the aircraft today. An 82 year old man who was 8 when he witnessed the crash as the pilot avoided children playing in the park has maintained a memorial since that time. A link below to the BBC coverage.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-47323045

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    • von b17flyingfortress.de am 23. Februar 2019 20:07 Uhr

      Hi Tony,

      thank you for sharing. I did not recognized this event. It seams, it was a big event. Great to remember, even so many years later.

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