Geschichte der
B-17 #42-38039

Delivered Cheyenne 18/11/43; Syracuse 12/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; slated 447BG, ass 561BS/388BG [B] Knettishall 20/12/43; MIA Poznan 9/4/44 Pilot: Louis Trubia, Co-Pilot: John Walker, Navigator: John Hynes, Bombardier: George Morrow, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Gear, Radio Operator: Bob Storandt, Ball Turret Gunner: John Vasta*, Waist Gunner: Pat Parks, Waist Gunner: Elsel Sommer* (9POW); Tail Gunner: Dick Flagstad (KIA-hit by rifle fire during descent); flak, crashed Berkel, four miles E of Delft, Holl. (* These two evaded capture at crash site, but caught two weeks later in civilian clothes) MACR 3655.

Crew 42-38039

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P2LTLouis V. TrubiaPOW
CP2LTJohn H. WalkerPOW
ENG/TTSGTBilly Eugene GearPOW
ROSGTRobert R. StorandtPOW
BTSGTJohn Anthony VastaPOW
WGSGTEstel E. SommerPOW
WGSGTPat B. ParksPOW
TGSGTRichard Olaf FagstadKIA
TOGS/SGTGeorge R. MorrowPOW

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