Geschichte der
B-17 #42-97528 / Mary’s Sister

Delivered Cheyenne 13/12/43; Kearney 30/12/43; Grenier 29/1/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 9/2/44; battle damage Frankfurt 5/1/45 Pilot: Jim Ruether, Co-Pilot: Ray Helminiak, Radio Operator: Ray Ward (3RTD ‚ all wia); Navigator: H.W. Swanson, togg-J. Haskett, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Fred Thielske, Ball Turret Gunner: Martin Smith, Waist Gunner: A.Kiss, Tail Gunner: Virgil Koon (6KIA); flak burst in heavy cloud and attempted to drop down for home, crash-landed RAF Hawkinge, Kent, UK; Salvaged. 6/1/45. MARY’S SISTER.

Crew 42-97528 / Mary’s Sister

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P2LTJames F. ReutherWIA
CP2LTRaymond O. HelminiakWIA
ENG/TTSGTFrederick P. ThielkeKIA
ROS/SGTRaymond WardWIA
BTSGTMarlin H. SmithKIA
WGSGTAlbert C. KissKIA
TGSGTVirgil E. KoonKIA
TOGSGTJames W. HaskettKIA

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