Geschichte der
B-17 #42-37786 / Hit Parader

Delivered Denver 27/8/43; Assigned 401BG Deenethorpe 2/11/43; transferred 532BS/381BG [VE-B] Ridgewell 21/11/43; Missing in Action Augsburg 25/2/44 with Don Henderson, Co-pilot: Jack Fournier, Bombardier: Nick DeRose, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Raoul Ramos (4 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Earl Wonning, Radio Operator: Boyd Burgess, Ball turret gunner: Anthony Korkuc*, Waist gunner: Tom Hunnicut, Waist gunner: Tony Bartolo,Tail gunner: Dale Schilling (6 Killed in Action); turbo-chargers damaged by flak and attack by ME109, with Curt Clemens of III/JG3; crashed Willmandingen, nine miles SW of Reutlingen, Ger; seen burning on ground by other crews of 532BS; Missing Air Crew Report 2933. (* Nephew Bob Korkuc wrote book on this loss, called – Threads of a Distant Past.)

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