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B-17 #42-39820 / Also Ran – Still Running

Delivered Long Beach 9/9/43; Scott 28/10/43; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-J] Deenethorpe 14/11/44; Missing in Action Stettin 11/4/44 with Sam Wilson, Co-pilot: Elgin Gattis*, Navigator: Larry Sudakov, Bombardier: John Daly, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jesse Corley, Radio Operator: Homer Kelley, Ball turret gunner: Beryle Corntassel, Waist gunner: Bill Wolf, Waist gunner: John Morrissey,Tail gunner: Leon Sokol* (10POW- * picked up ten days later over Dutch border); flak, crashed Haus, near Steinhagen, six miles W of Bielefeld, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 4015. ALSO RAN – STILL RUNNING.

Details 42-39820 / Also Ran – Still Running

Lt Wilson ship was last seen at 10:54 whem no. 2 engine was hit by flak. It pulled out of formation and was seen to salve his bombs. Its inboard engine was feathered , but was under control when it turned away.

S/Sgt. Alfred LeSage, 614th BS

Crew 42-39820 / Also Ran – Still Running

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P1LTSamuel P. WilsonPOW
CP2LTElgin V. GattisPOWpicked up ten days later over Dutch border
BOMB1LTJohn J. Daly Jr.POW
ENG/TTT/SGTJesse C. CorleyPOW
ROT/SGTHomer C. KelleyPOW
BTS/SGTBeryle A. CorntasselPOW
WGCPLJohn E. MorrisseyPOW
WGS/SGTWilliam G. WolfPOW
TGS/SGTLeonard E. SokolPOWpicked up ten days later over Dutch border

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