Geschichte der
B-17 #42-31673 / Lassie Come Home

Delivered Cheyenne 6-Dec-43; Kearney 17-Dec-43; Harrisburg 8-Jan-44; New Castle 9-Jan-43; Presque Is 11-Jan-44; Prestwick 16-Jan-44; Assigned 96BG Snetterton 16-Jan-44; transferred 322BS/91BG [LG-B] Bassingbourn 27-Jan-44. On 16-Aug-44 the aircraft was on a mission to attack the aircraft factories at Halle, Germany. Attacked by approximately 25 enemy aircraft, setting the radio room in fire and exploding in mid-air. Crashed Deiderode, SW of Gottingen, Germany. (one of six aircraft lost in about 30 secs). 4KIA 5POW Missing Air Crew Report 8183. Aircraft had logged 76 missions.

Crew 42-31673 / Lassie Come Home

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P2LTLeonard F. FigiePOW
CP2LTDale W. WhitsonKIA
ENG/TTT/SGTWalter L. CarpenterPOW
ROSGTEdmund J. MikolatisKIA
BTSGTFrederick D. BaldwinKIA
WG---Walter SaloPOW
TGSGTJohn F. WallaszekPOW
TOGS/SGTHarlan B. WilliamsPOW

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