B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-38102

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  • RCL: VE-A

Geschichte der
B-17 42-38102

Delivered Cheyenne 13/12/43; Gr Island 27/12/43; Presque Is 10/1/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 26/1/44; transferred 532BS/381BG [VE-A] Ridgewell 11/3/44; crashed on take off to Frankfurt on first mission 24/3/44, at Bailey Hill Farm, Birdbrook, Ex, two miles from base; with Ken Haynes, Co-pilot: Ralph Bemis, Navigator: Edmund Cusson, Bombardier: Barry Stahlecker, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Sauld, Radio Operator: Harry Loparco, Ball turret gunner: Zeke Herrera, Waist gunner: Ken Ham, Waist gunner: Don McHaffey,Tail gunner: Arthur Plows. (10 Killed in Action). All killed as aircraft exploded with wreckage all over the farm and orchard, while for many years patches of soil would not grow anything due the contamination by aviation fuel and oil.

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 6. Januar 2018


B-17 42-38102 Crew

Position Rang Name Status Bemerkung
P 2LT Kenneth T. Haynes, Jr. KIA
CP 2LT Ralph Bemis, Jr. KIA
BOMB 2LT Harry J. Stahlecker KIA
ENG/TT S/SGT Harry C. Loparco KIA
RO S/SGT Edward N. Sauld KIA
BT SGT Zeke P. Herrera KIA
WG SGT Kenneth M. Ham KIA
WG SGT Donald B. Mahaffey KIA
TG SGT Arthur M. Plows KIA

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