B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97441

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97441

Hersteller:
Lockheed/Vega

  • RCL: PY-O

MACR: 2254

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Geschichte der
B-17 42-97441

Delivered Denver 17/11/43; Kearney 30/11/43; Bangor 13/12/43; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-O] Podington 10/1/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 30/1/44 with Dave Russell, Co-pilot: Alex Xanthos, Navigator: Freeman Hawthorne, Bombardier: Theo Mathers, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lonni Efird, Radio Operator: Elmer Spark, Waist gunner: Francis O’Brien,Tail gunner: Claude Green (8 Killed in Action); Ball turret gunner: Ralph Chapman, Waist gunner: Curtis Wilheim (2 Prisoner of War); mid air coll with 42-30008, crashed between Ehlerhausen & Ramlingen, five miles N of Burgdorf, 26 miles NW of Brunswick, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2254.

B-17 42-97441 Details

Kollision in der Luft mit der B-17 #42-30008 ‚Ready Teddy‘

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B-17 42-97441 Crew

PositionRangNameStatusBemerkung
P2LTDavid C RussellKIA
CP2LTAlexander XanthosKIA
BOMB2LTTheodore K Mathers JrKIA
ENG/TTS/SGTLonnie M EfirdKIA
ROS/SGTElmer Sparks JrKIA
BTS/SGTRalph E ChapmanPOW
WGSGTFrancis J O'BrienKIA
WGSGTCurtis L WilhelmPOW
TGSGTClyde L GreenKIA

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