B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24363 / Bad Penny

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MACR: 16197

Missions: 6


History of
B-17 41-24363 / Bad Penny

Assigned 32BS/301BG Westover 7/42; Podington 6/8/42; originally assigned RAF as [FA678]; Tafaraoui 24/11/42; Missing in Action {6m} Bizerte, Tun 28/11/42 with John Bruce, Co-pilot: Earl, Navigator: Knop, Bombardier: Tannehill, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Hughes, Radio Operator: McGriff, Ball turret gunner: Backus, Waist gunner: Scott,Tail gunner: Gilger (9 Killed in Action); Missing Air Crew Report 16197. BAD PENNY.

Last updated: 9. April 2019


B-17 41-24363 / Bad Penny Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P CPT John B. Bruce KIA
CP 2LT Robert W. Earl KIA
BOMB 2LT Charles W. Knop KIA
ENG/TT S/SGT Henry P. Hughes Jr. KIA
RO SGT Leonard McGriff KIA
BT S/SGT Alpheus P. Backus KIA
WG SGT Samuel J. Scott UNK
TG S/SGT Merril W. Gilger KIA

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