Geschichte der B-17 #42-37976 / Manchester Leader

Delivered Denver 2/11/43; Gr Island 21/11/43; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-Y] Podington 8/1/44; on mission 7/5/44 Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Edwin Fawcett (Killed in Action); 45 Missing in Action Munich 11/7/44 with John Seilheimer, Co-pilot: Bob Maloney, Navigator: Alex La Penna, Bombardier: Bob Johnson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ben Strusynski, Radio Operator: Gerald Swindell, Ball turret gunner: Art Janiszewski, Waist gunner: Frank Kollman,Tail gunner: Frank Rossi (9INT); flak, lost two engines, then hit by Swiss flak (lost 4ft off wing) and attacked by aircraft on approach to force landed Switzerland; Missing Air Crew Report 7508. MANCHESTER LEADER.

Crew 42-37976 / Manchester Leader

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P2LTJohn R. SeilheimerINT
CP2LTRobert A. MaloneyINT
BOMBF/ORobert E. JohnsonINT
ENG/TTS/SGTBenjamin StruzyniskiINT
ROS/SGTGerald W. SwindellINT
BTSGTArthur I. JaniszewskiINT
WGSGTFrank R. KollmanINT
TGSGTFrank Rossi, IIIINT

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