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B-17 #42-6098 / Superstitious Al-o-ysius

Delivered Long Beach 22/7/43; Cheyenne 25/7/43; Gr Island 3/9/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-R] Horham; with J.D. Scott, Radio Operator – Clyde Myer [wia 26/11/43]; 18 missions, Missing in Action Kiel 4/1/44 with Pete Milward, Co-pilot: G. Farris, Navigator: W. Milton, Bombardier: Art Scroggins, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: R. Spears, Radio Operator: E. Winstead, Ball turret gunner: C. McComber, Waist gunner: Frank Miles, Waist gunner: W. Weeks,Tail gunner: J.Kolarik (10 Returned to Duty); ditched off Bawdsey, Sfk. UK. All rescued. Missing Air Crew Report 7700. SUPERSTITIOUS ALOYSIUS

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  1. von Ray Kolarik am 25. Januar 2019 21:38 Uhr

    The article on „B-17 #42-6098 / SUPERSTITIOUS AL-O-YSIUS“ mentioned the Tail Gunner J (Joseph) Kolarik. Wondering if anyone out there had any pictures of this aircraft or information mentioning the ditching of this aircraft in the North Sea. Joe died when I was 22 and was disabled most of the rest of his life due to shrapnel in his head. He never spoke of his missions so I would love to acquire anything concerning his crew, aircraft, missions, etc. to pass on to my family. Thanks, Ray Kolarik


    • von am 27. Januar 2019 20:30 Uhr

      Hello Ray,

      I found a photo. I send it you to. Please check your mail.


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