B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5860 / Poontang aka Escape Kit

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5860 / Poontang aka Escape Kit

Hersteller:
Lockheed/Vega

  • RCL: LP-D

MACR: 675

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Geschichte der
B-17 42-5860 / Poontang aka Escape Kit

Delivered Long Beach 30/3/43; Denver 2/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill Fd 17/5/43; Dow Fd 29/5/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-P] Thorpe Abbotts 2/6/43 as POONTANG (never painted on); Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43 with Curtis Biddick, Co-pilot: Dick Snyder, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Larry Godbey, Radio Operator: Bob DeKay (4 Killed in Action); Navigator: John Dennis, Bombardier: Dan McKay, Ball turret gunner: Walt Halunka, Waist gunner: Howard Brock, Waist gunner: Bill Blank,Tail gunner: Clarence Bowlin (6 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft hit nose which caught fire, crashed Schweinberg, 18 miles SW of Wurtzburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 675. ESCAPE KIT.

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B-17 42-5860 / Poontang aka Escape Kit Crew

Position Rang Name Status Bemerkung
P 1LT Curtis R. Biddick KIA never found
CP F/O Richard L. Snyder KIA found months later, still hanging in tree
BOMB 1LT Dan B. McKay POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Lawrence E. Godbey KIA
RO T/SGT Robert R. DeKay KIA
BT S/SGT Walter Halunka POW
WG S/SGT Clarence R. Bowlin POW
WG T/SGT Howard J. Brock POW
TG S/SGT William M. Blank POW

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