B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24344

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24344


MACR: 15352


History of
B-17 41-24344

Assigned 326BS/92BG Bovingdon 20-Aug-42; 414BS/97BG Polebrook 28-Aug-42; Missing in Action on mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at Lorient, France. This was 97th’s first mission 21-Oct-42, shot down and crashed Plouescat, near Morlaix, France. 8KIA 2POW Missing Air Crew Report 15352.

Last updated: 22. July 2017


B-17 41-24344 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P CPT John M. Bennett POW
CP 1LT William F. Galey KIA
BOMB 1LT Thomas L. Morgan KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT George W. Wright KIA
RO SGT McCleary H. Harper KIA
BT SGT John D. Hyman KIA
WG SGT William J. Thompson KIA
WG S/SGT Jim D. Combs KIA
TG SGT Andrew L. Jackson KIA

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