Geschichte der
B-17 #42-31713 / Snake Hips

Delivered Cheyenne 10/12/43; Missoula 13/12/43; Cheyenne 15/12/43; Gr Island 27/12/43; Detroit 25/1/44; Grenier 26/1/44; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-T] Podington 11/2/44; flak, battle damaged Merseburg 24/8/44 with John Bosko,cp-Curt Koehnert, no nav, Bombardier: Jerome Charbonneau, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Pete LaFluer, Radio Operator: Bishop Ingraham, Waist gunner: Chas Garrison, no tg (8 Returned to Duty); Ball turret gunner: Gordon Westcott (Killed in Action); flak hit in bomb bay; ship limped home force landed RAF Woodbridge, Sfk, UK; Salvaged 2 SAD Lt Staughton 25/8/44. SNAKE HIPS.

Details 42-31713 / Snake Hips

Crew 42-31713 / Snake Hips

P---John BoskoRTD
CP---Curt KoehnertRTD
BOMB---Jerome CharbonneauRTD
ENG/TT---Pete LaFluerRTD
RO---Bishop IngrahamRSC
BT---Gordon WestcottKIA
WG---Chas GarrisonRTD

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  1. von Elise broddle am 03. Oktober 2017 21:00 Uhr

    I would like to know why the navigator was not listed. I think it was my father
    Edward Thull. He was injured on Aug 24th 1944 and he flew with Gordon Wescott. I have a daily activity sheet that lists him as injured with some of the other crew members on the Snake Hips. We found pictures of the plane Snake Hips, that he left after his death. How can I find out if this was his plane?


    • von am 03. Oktober 2017 22:05 Uhr

      Hello Elise, thank you for your comment. I had not information, that a navigator – your father, was on that mission on August 24th 1944. Is the serial number of the plane visible in the photo which you have? Of cource I will update the crew list, if we can confirm that your father was on that mission.


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