B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24453 / Mizpah – The Bearded Lady aka The Bearded Beauty

B-17 #41-24453 / Mizpah – The Bearded Lady aka The Bearded Beautyzoom_in

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Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: LG-O

MACR: 275

Missions: 28

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History of
B-17 41-24453 / Mizpah – The Bearded Lady aka The Bearded Beauty

Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-O] Bangor 29/8/42; Bassingbourn 29/9/42; in taxi accident with John Hardin 18/11/42 at RNAS Yeovilton; MIZPAH – THE BEARDED LADY aka THE BEARDED BEAUTY. Missing in Action 28m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Everett Kenner, Co-pilot: George Bryan decapitated, Navigator: Rich Martin chute failed to open, Waist gunner: Gardner Moore,Tail gunner: Bill Hagin (5 Killed in Action). Bombardier: Herb Egender, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Glen Chase, Radio Operator: George Vender, Ball turret gunner: John O’Toole, Waist gunner: Jim Bowcock (5 Prisoner of War); Hit by enemy aircraft, along top of fuselage and KO’d #2 engine, dropped out and crashed Mayen, 15 miles W of Coblenz, Germany. See Missing Air Crew Report 275.

B-17 41-24453 / Mizpah – The Bearded Lady aka The Bearded Beauty Details

B-17 #41-24453 (LG-O) & LG-P

Witness report from MACR 275

Observation made by Lt. Everett B. LeRoy, Jr., O-409503 at 1447 from 21000 feet.

A/C 453 had been hit by E/A which poured many bursts into top of fuselage and cockpit #2 engine was also hit and A/C was last seen at 15000 feet in vicinity of 49° 55′ N – 09° 00′ E. under control diving at an estimate rate of 1000 feet per minute on a heading of 360° Mag. No parachutes were seen to come from this ship.

Memorabilia

Memorabilia for bombardier Herbert Franklin Egender in Museum at Polson, Montana, U.S.A.

Courtesey of Gil Mangels

Courtesey of Gil Mangels

Courtesey of Gil Mangels

Courtesey of Gil Mangels

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