B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 40-2054

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 40-2054


MACR: 16123


History of
B-17 40-2054

Delivered 38RS/11BG [aircraft 40] SAD 29-Nov-40; arrived during Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour 7-Dec-41 with Lt Earl Cooper, Lt Dick Eberenz, Lt John Crockett, Avn Cdt Jim Buchanan, T/Sgt Jesse Broyles, Sgt Joe Bruce, Sgt Lee Best, Cpl Elmer Lippold, Pvt Don McCord; with Bill Raper crashed 130 miles off Oahu, HI 15-Jun-42. Missing Air Crew Report 16123. The MACR has this with 303rd BG 360th BS and this is possible because the 303BG did not deploy to the UK until 12-Sep-42.

Last updated: 6. June 2017


B-17 40-2054 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P --- William S. Raper RTD
CP --- Lt. Edwin L. Sterling RTD
BOMB --- Lt. Foster G. Daniels RTD
ENG/TT --- Alva E. Dye RTD
RO --- Walter Dombrowski MIA
BT --- Walter J. Dutkiewicz MIA
WG --- Jessie R. Downard RTD
WG --- Robert J. McKeage RTD

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