Geschichte der
B-17 #42-97564 / Belle of Berlin

Delivered Denver 22/12/43; 1SAG Langley 17/1/44; Assigned 413BS/96BG [MZ-J] Snetterton (H2X) 4/2/44; transferred 418BS/100BG [LD- ] Thorpe Abbotts 2/44; 5m, Missing in Action Merseburg 20/7/44; flak shell hit wing, did not explode, but pierced gas tanks; ship fell out of formation and hit by fighters and crashed just S of Chaamm, SE of Breda, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 7414. 7 Prisoner of War; 5 evaded capture – the latter eventually came back to base; BELLE OF BERLIN. {On Det Serv from 95thBG, may have carried those markings}

Crew 42-97564 / Belle of Berlin

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
PCPTFrancis C. KincannonPOW
CP1LTBernard L. FarnumPOW
BOMBCPTRobert E. NanceEVD
ENG/TTT/SGTDaniel B. DeasonPOW
ROT/SGTOscar L. EdgePOW
WGS/SGTGlen E. SniderPOW
WGS/SGTDaniel M. CargileEVD
TGS/SGTRobert D. ChavezPOW
---MAJMagee C. FullerPOWMission pilot. CO of the 418th
RCMCPTHenry C. GriffisEVD
NAV21LTGeorge E. BonitzEVD

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