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B-17 #42-3491 / Chopstick-G George

Delivered Denver 11/7/43; Grenier 18/8/43; Assigned 812BS/482BG [MI-G] Alconbury 20/8/43 (H2-X); Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Maj Fred Rabo, Co-pilot: John Morgan, Ball turret gunner: Bill Westcott, Waist gunner: Steve Keaton (4 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Capt John Crotty{385BG}, rad/nav-Capt Ken Klotz, Bombardier: Capt Lou Dentoni, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Francis Foote, to-Tom Kon, Waist gunner: Ed Friesorger,Tail gunner: Lt Walter Regoli{385BG}, Mis/CO-Col Russell Wilson{4BW} (6 Killed in Action); flak hit, ship broke up and crashed Lake Harvel, near Berlin, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3362.

Details 42-3491 / Chopstick-G George

Von Flak getroffen. Explodierte kurz nach dem das Foto aufgenommen wurde. H2X Mickey Radar ist unter dem Bug zu sehen. Co-Pilot John C Morgan wurde für einen Einsatz am 26. Juli 1943 mit der Medal of Honor ausgezeichnet. Er ist der einzige Träger diese Medaille, der in Gefangenschaft geriet.

447th BG Webseite besagt, dass das Foto die B-17 #42-5909 zeigt.

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  1. von Bill Beames am 25. Juli 2017 16:09 Uhr

    I spoke with Fred Rabo in 1997. He was a walnut farmer north of Sacramento and he assured me the airplane did not break up, it exploded. Fred was the PIC and my cousin was the mission commander, COL Russell Wilson who was KIA. Col. Wilson was in the nose compartment when A/C was hit and Fred saw him trying to get the escape hatch open moments before the aircraft exploded. Fred had already issued the bail out order and he and John were both out of their seats heading to bail out position when explosion occurred blowing both he and Morgan safely away from A/C along with a couple of other survivors.

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    • von b17flyingfortress.de am 25. Juli 2017 16:23 Uhr

      Very interesting facts. Thank you very much for sharing!

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