Geschichte der
B-17 #42-38043

Delivered Cheyenne 23/11/43; Gr Island 4/12/43; Presque Is 10/12/43; Prestwick, UK 17/12/43; ass 413BS/96BG Snetterton 18/12/43; MIA Stuttgart 25/2/44 Pilot: George Smiley{stayed in ship to let crew bale out}, Radio Operator: Ed Fath{chute failed} (2KIA); Co-Pilot: Bob Ketcham, Navigator: Dick Longman, Bombardier: Gordon Williams, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jack Blacker, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Thompson, Waist Gunner: Ben Scoville, Waist Gunner: Walt Brocious, Tail Gunner: Bob Haynes (8POW); crashed Crailsheim, Germany. MACR 2861.

Details 42-38043

The pilot remains at the controls until all other crewmembers had bailed out and was killed in the crash at 13:30. S/Sgt. Fath was killed due to parachute failure.

Crew 42-38043

P1LTGeorge A. SmileyKIA
CP2LTRobert H. KetchamPOW
BOMB2LTGordon E. WilliamsPOW
ROS/SGTEdward H. FathKIAChute failed
BTS/SGTWillard B. ThompsonPOW
WGS/SGTBenjamin F. ScovillePOW
WGS/SGTWalter L. BrociousPOW
TGS/SGTRobert M HaynesPOW

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