Geschichte der
B-17 #42-38044 / Spirit o ’44

Delivered Cheyenne24/11/43; Romulus 16/12/43; Presque Is 24/12/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-R] Thorpe Abbotts 27/12/43; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Merril Rish, Co-pilot: Frank Smith, Ball turret gunner: Dewey Essary,Tail gunner: Angus Alsup (4 Killed in Action); Navigator: Royal Lingenfelter, Bombardier: Don Kehm, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Howard Skaggs, Radio Operator: George Danehower, Waist gunner: Estil McGuffie, Waist gunner: Armand Burt (6 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft attack and ship caught fire and broke in half, crashed Aschenbehl Berg, Vohr Estate, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3026. SPIRIT OF ’44.

Crew 42-38044 / Spirit o ’44

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P1LTMerril T. RishKIA
CP2LTFrank A. SmithKIA
BOMB2LTDonald K. KehmPOW
ENG/TTT/SGTHoward T. SkaggsPOW
ROT/SGTGeorge P. DanehowerPOW
BTSGTDewey EssaryKIA
WGS/SGTArnold C. BurtPOW
WGS/SGTEstil V. McGuffePOW
TGS/SGTAngus AlsupKIA

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