B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-37843 / Dry Run

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37843 / Dry Run


  • RCL: IY-H

MACR: 5801


Geschichte der
B-17 42-37843 / Dry Run

Delivered Long Beach 19/9/43; Gt Falls 25/9/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-H] Deenethorpe 2/11/43; Missing in Action French A/flds 14/6/44 with Russell Schroeder (Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Bill Mountain, Navigator: Erroll Rice, Bombardier: Gene Crawley, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Bryant, Radio Operator: Chas Davis, Ball turret gunner: Joe Owens, Waist gunner: Don Grimble, Waist gunner: Dick Nyberg,Tail gunner: Chas Avery (9 evaded capture); heavy enemy aircraft attack KOd right horiz. stab., crashed Germigny-sous-Coulombs, 11 miles W of Chateau-Thierry, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 5801. DRY RUN.


B-17 42-37843 / Dry Run Crew

Position Rang Name Status Bemerkung
P 2LT Russell E. Schroeder KIA
CP 2LT William E. Mountain EVD
ENG/TT S/SGT William P. Bryant EVD
RO S/SGT Charles M. Davis EVD
BT SGT Joseph J. Owens EVD
WG SGT Richard A. Nyberg EVD
WG SGT Donald W. Grimble EVD
TG S/SGT Charles E. Avery EVD
TOG SGT Eugene V. Crawley EVD

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