Geschichte der
B-17 #42-3539 / Michigan Air Force

Delivered Denver 26 July 1943; Dyersburg 9 August 1943; Assigned 550BS/385BG [XA-P] Great Ashfield 3 September 1943. Missing in Action Münster, Germany 10 October 1943. Shot down by enemy aircraft. Was seen at 22,000 feet with No. 2 engine on fire, losing altitude but under control as it veered to the right; then seen to break up. Crashed near the Helhuizenweg, north of Holten, Holland, The Netherlands. Missing Air Crew Report – MACR 826. 

Details 42-3539 / Michigan Air Force

Crew 42-3539 / Michigan Air Force

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P---William B. WhitlowEVD
CP---Jim F. BurchEVDtragically drowned on 23 December 1943 while escaping with a group of other evaders trying to cross the River Bidassoa, on the Franco-Spanish border.
BOMB---Lloyd A. StanfordEVD
ENG/TT---Willis G. ShaneyfeltPOW
RO---John T. AshcraftEVD
BT---Thomas M. EnnisKIA
WG---Clarence W. SchaumburgPOW
WG---Howard E. WalkerKIA
TG---Robert L. RichardsPOW

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