B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39761 / Fireball II

B-17 #42-39761 / Fireball IIzoom_in

Hersteller:
Lockheed/Vega

  • RCL: DS-D

MACR: 1939

Einsätze: 13

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Geschichte der
B-17 42-39761 / Fireball II

Delivered Long Beach 25/8/43; Scott 22/10/43; Assigned 401BG Deenethorpe 26/10/43; transferred 511BS/351BG [DS-D] Polebrook 25/11/43; Missing in Action {13m} Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Thompson White, Co-pilot: Valleau Wilkie, Navigator: Pete Soderling, Bombardier: Fred Warren{evaded but captured in Antwerp 1/6/44}, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clyde Mellen{captured Pyrenees}, Waist gunner: John Watson,Tail gunner: Hymen Hitow (7 Prisoner of War), Radio Operator: Harry Dratz, Ball turret gunner: Walt Snyder{ret UK}, Waist gunner: Norman Elkin{ret UK} (3 evaded capture); enemy aircraft, crash landed Zweeloo, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 1939. FIREBALL II.

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B-17 42-39761 / Fireball II Crew

PositionRangNameStatusBemerkung
P2LTThompson E. WhitePOW
CP2LTValleau Wilkie Jr.POW
BOMB2LTFreed Warren Jr.POW
ENG/TTSGTClyde L. MellenPOW
ROS/SGTHarry D. KratzEVD
BTSGTWalter R. SnyderEVD
WGSGTNorman ElkinEVD
WGSGTJohn H. WatsonPOW
TGSGTHymen A. HitowPOW
TOGS/SGTPeter A. SoderlingPOW

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