Geschichte der B-17 #42-37730

Delivered Denver 10/8/43; Gr Island 3/9/43; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-U] Ridgewell 20/9/43; Missing in Action {15+m} Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Gordon Crozier, Co-pilot: Sid Van Ness, Navigator: George Hannon, Bombardier: Albt Monaco, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clyde Dideum, Ball turret gunner: Bob Osborne, Waist gunner: Gordon Giddens, Waist gunner: Cliff Easley,Tail gunner: Walt Purnell (9 Prisoner of War), Radio Operator: George Balmore (Killed in Action); flak, ship exploded & crashed near Schlagen, eight miles N of Paderborn, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1887.

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