Geschichte der
B-17 #42-37812 / Heavenly Body

Delivered Long Beach 7/9/43; Grand Island 1/10/43; ass 570BS/390BG [DI-O] Framlingham 26/10/43; MIA [23m] Berlin 8/3/44 Pilot: Bill Branum, Co-Pilot: Odell Stanphill, Navigator: John Sullivan, Bombardier: Edwin Nicholls, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob House, Radio Operator: John Noonan, Ball Turret Gunner: Curtis Lillard, Waist Gunner: Ernie Peiffer, Tail Gunner: Maurice Michalek (9POW); Waist Gunner: Ken Pyle (KIA-died in Lazarette hospital due to compound fracture of his leg); Enemy aircraft, KO’d #2 & set fire to wing, crashed Poucher Forest, six miles SE of Bitterfeld, 25 miles W of Torgau, Germany. MACR 2990. HEAVENLY BODY.

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