42-97072

B-17 42-97072

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Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Kearney 15/2/44; Presque Is 28/2/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-H] Grafton Underwood 24/3/44; brakes failed 3/6/44 but after repair, transferred to 544BS as [SU-A]; crashed on take off for mission 1/8/44 with Bob Harris, Co-pilot: Bob Sica, Navigator: Elmer Pettine, Bombardier: Rich Spead, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Richter, Radio Operator: Harry Kastner, Ball turret gunner: Nicholas Susich, Waist gunner: Vernon Stanford,Tail gunner: Bob White (9 Killed in Action); an engine failed soon after t/o, crash landed Weldon, near Corby, Nth, UK; Salvaged. Missing Air Crew Report 7807. GREEN MOUNTAIN GAL.

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