B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5178 / The Old Stand By

B-17 #42-5178 / The Old Stand Byzoom_in



  • RCL: LG-L

MACR: 898

Einsätze: 15


Geschichte der
B-17 42-5178 / The Old Stand By

Delivered Denver 6/10/42; New Castle 19/10/42; Assigned 303BG Molesworth 21/12/42; transferred 322BS/91BG [LG-L] Bassingbourn 11/1/43; Missing in Action on its 15th mission, to Anklam, Germany on 9 October 1943. Pilot James D. Judy; Co-pilot: John K. Carter; Navigator: Capen R. Simons; Bombardier/Togglier George R. O’Dea; Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Earl M. Cherry; Radio Operator: Lloyd A. Johnso; Ball turret gunner: John M. Yatsko; Right Waist gunner: Linwood W. White; Tail Gunner Niles H. Withers (9 Prisoners of War). Left Waist gunner: William V. Williams (Killed in Action). Struck hard head-on by an enemy aircraft, the ship crashed near Kragstedt, about 20km SW of Flensburg, Germany. Missing Air Crew Report – MACR 898. THE OLD STAND BY.


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