B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-2429 / Why Don’t We Do This More Often?

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2429 / Why Don’t We Do This More Often?


MACR: 16020


History of
B-17 41-2429 / Why Don’t We Do This More Often?

Delivered Salt Lake Strategic Arms Depot (SAD) 30-Nov-41; Assigned 88RS/7BG [aircraft 11] then 19BG Hickam Field, HI arrived over Pearl Harbor 7-Dec-41 with Capt Rich H. Carmichael, Capt Jim Twaddell, Lt Don Tower, Lt Kermit Meyers, Avn Cdt Theo Pascoe, T/Sgt Wallace Carter, S/Sgt Jack Tribble, S/Sgt Sam Tower, S/Sgt Harry Boyer; transferred 40BS then 93BS; shot down Rabual, New Britain 7-Aug-42 in McArthur’s staff rescue attempt, with Harl Pease (MOH), Chester Czechowski (both survived crash landed but later executed); Co-pilot: F/Sgt Fred Earp (RAAF), Navigator: Rich Wood, Bombardier: Bob Burleson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Rex Matson, Radio Operator: Alvar Liimataien, David Brown, Fred Oettel (7 Killed in Action); Missing Air Crew Report 16020. Written off 15/6/44. WHY DON’T WE DO THIS MORE OFTEN ?

Last updated: 5. August 2019


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