History of the
B-17 #41-24362

Assigned RAF [FA677] but transferred 419BS/301BG Westover 6-Aug-42; Podington 6-Aug-42; ditched Channel just off Margate, on return from Lille 9-Oct-42 aircraft flew 3 missions. Crew rescued, the first such 8AF sea rescue. No MACR issued. 10RTD.

Crew 41-24362

P1LTDonald M. SwensonRTD
CP1LTFrederick A. BidelspachRTD
BOMB1LTAlexander G. Cockersole, Jr.RTD
ENG/TTT/SGTJoseph H. SchwallerRTD
ROT/SGTFrank L. SearsRTD
BTSGTMillard C. BrockRTD
WGS/SGTForest W. BertschRTD
WGPVTCharles L. IrwinRTD

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