Geschichte der
B-17 #42-97501 / Gum Chum!

Delivered Cheyenne 3/12/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Presque Is 4/1/44; Assigned 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 5/1/44; Missing in Action Berlin 29/4/44 with Elmer Johnson, Co-pilot: Bob Stevenson, Navigator: Adger Matthews, Bombardier: Les Walker, Radio Operator: Orville Springstead, Ball turret gunner: John Frisbie, Waist gunner: John Hoegen, Waist gunner: Doug Irvine,Tail gunner: Tom Sproat (9 Killed in Action); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Kotulak (Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft hit cockpit and KOd #3, aircraft exploded before crew could bale out, crashed Siestedt, six miles NE of Helmstedt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4253.

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