Geschichte der
B-17 #42-97255

Delivered Cheyenne 11/2/44; Kearney 4/3/44; Grenier 10/3/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 12/3/44; MIA Rostock 11/4/44 Pilot: Bill Osterkamp, Co-Pilot: Leo Hughes, Navigator: Ken Perlitch, Bombardier: Harry Solomon, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Newell Ballard, Radio Operator: Elwood Tobias, Ball Turret Gunner: Leo Collins, Waist Gunner: George Taylor, Waist Gunner: Jim Evans, Tail Gunner: Jim Whitehead (10KIA-one body hit stabilizer); Enemy aircraft, crashed Baltic Sea off Rostock, Germany. MACR 3777.

Crew 42-97255

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P2LTWilbur V. OsterkampKIA
CP2LTLeo L. HughesKIA
BOMB2LTHarry SolomonKIA
ENG/TTS/SGTNewell M. BallardKIA
ROS/SGTElwood R. TobiasKIA
BTSGTLeo L. CollinsKIA
WGSGTGeorge Walter TaylorKIA
WGSGTJames F. EvansKIA
TGSGTJames A. WhiteheadKIA

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