Geschichte der
B-17 #42-39801 / Double Trouble II aka Northern Queen

Delivered Long Beach 4 September 1943; Gr Island 22 September 1943; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-B] Rougham 27 September 1943. Missing in Action Berlin 4 March 1944. James Branagan’s body was found with serious internal injuries and the rip cord of his parachute unpulled (KIA). Julius Blake, James Hiller, Edgar Finstad and Edward Latham evaded capture. David Chang was arrested the day after the crash. The four others were helped in their evasion by Belgian patriots but were all arrested later. Mechanical failure on return flight; crashed Zevekote, seven miles North of Diksmuide, Belgium. Missing Air Crew Report – MACR 2978. (1 KIA; 4 Evaded; 5 POW). DOUBLE TROUBLE II aka NORTHERN QUEEN.

Crew 42-39801 / Double Trouble II aka Northern Queen

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P2LTJulius O. BlakePOW
CP2LTGeorge G. Wedd,Jr.POW
BOMB2LTWilliam P. CalmesPOW
ENG/TTS/SGTJames M. HillerEVD
ROS/SGTEdgar C. FinstadPOW
BTS/SGTFloyd A. FranchiniPOW
WGS/SGTLuther E. LeFeverPOW
WGS/SGTEdward F. LathamPOW
TGS/SGTDavid G. ChangPOW

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