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.

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 3. November 2019

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B-17 42-39761 / Fireball II Crew

Position Rang Name Status Bemerkung
P 2LT Thompson E. White POW
CP 2LT Valleau Wilkie Jr. POW
BOMB 2LT Freed Warren Jr. POW
ENG/TT SGT Clyde L. Mellen POW
RO S/SGT Harry D. Kratz EVD
BT SGT Walter R. Snyder EVD
WG SGT Norman Elkin EVD
WG SGT John H. Watson POW
TG SGT Hymen A. Hitow POW
TOG S/SGT Peter A. Soderling POW

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