Geschichte der
B-17 #42-98004

Delivered Dallas 28/4/44; Hunter 9/6/44; Dow Fd 24/6/44; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-H] Polebrook 17/4/44; {25m} sustained battle damaged Cologne 27/9/44 with Capt Jerome Geiger, Co-pilot: Winfield Muffett, Navigator: Chas Hubbell, Bombardier: Frank Reising, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leroy Chaplow{Wounded in Action}, Radio Operator: Walt Goodman{Wounded in Action}, Waist gunner: Jim Pierce,Tail gunner: Walt Ignison (8 Returned to Duty); Ball turret gunner: Ken Divil (Killed in Action); John Kurtz[511BS, a voice interceptor both blown out of ship (Prisoner of War). An 88m shell hit fuselage near radio room, blasting the ball turret and killing Sgt Divil; a German speaking radio operator Sgt Hurtz fell from aircraft and taken POW; Salvaged 2 SAD 27/9/44.

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