History of the
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.

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

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

www.americanairmuseum.com // B-17 #41-24453 (LG-O) & LG-P

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  1. von Gil Mangels am 13. January 2019 1:26 Uhr

    The museum at Polson, Montana, U.S.A. has memorabilia on display from bombardier, Herb Engender. Included are bomb fuse tags on which are recorded various missions, and his POW tag and Id from the prison where he was kept after they were captured.

    I would be happy to post a photo of our display if someone would guide me in the process, as I am not a techy.

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