Geschichte der
B-17 #42-5845 / Whale Tail II

Delivered Long Beach 17/3/43; Pueblo 10/4/43; Smoky Hill 7/5/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-A] Ridgewell 25/5/43 with Capt Dave Kunkel Sq CO, Capt George Shackley Ops off, Elton Jukes ass Ops off, Paul Stull eng off, Bill Dailey S-2 off, M/Sgt Percy Casey line chief, M/Sgt Marc Blanchette comm chief, Lee Williams inst spec, S/Sgt Rogelio Valdez pers clk, Lt Jack Firestone nav; received battle damaged on 6/9/43 Stuttgart with Dexter Lishon and force landed Peasemarsh, Sussex, UK; repaired & ret to unit; Missing in Action 13+m Bremen 20/12/43 with Leo Canelake, Co-pilot: Harry Johnson, Navigator: Jesse Boston, Bombardier: Max Cisek, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul McDonald, Radio Operator: Tony Hernandez, Ball turret gunner: John Avrett, Waist gunner: Rich Brown, Waist gunner: Tom Phillips,Tail gunner: Francis Belgrasch (10 Killed in Action); flak, ditched North Sea. Missing Air Crew Report 1724. WHALETAIL II.

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  1. von Jim Boosalis am 09. September 2019 22:13 Uhr

    My uncle was the pilot. Leo Canelake. Looking for any photos.

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