B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24454 / Georgia Peach

B-17 #41-24454 / Georgia Peachzoom_in



MACR: 16189

Missions: 109


History of
B-17 41-24454 / Georgia Peach

Delivered Cheyenne 13/7/42; Assigned 28BS/19BG Mareeba, Aus 21/8/42; transferred 65BS/43BG and took part in 109m plus sinking two subs & seven other vessels, 17 enemy aircraft and awarded seven Purple Hearts; transferred 65BS/43BG Mareeba, Aus; Port Moresby, NG 11/5/43; shot down Vunakanau Afd on a night mission 13/6/43 with John Woodard, Co-pilot: Russell Emerick, Navigator: Phil Bek*, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leon Skarr, Radio Operator: Stewart Nisbet, Radio Operator: Maurice Sayer, Waist gunner: Chris Cousino, Waist gunner: Boyd Parker,Tail gunner: Julius Hamershlag (7 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Jack Wisener (2POW* inc Bek, later executed). Missing Air Crew Report 16189. GEORGIA PEACH.

Last updated: 30. June 2019


B-17 41-24454 / Georgia Peach Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT John M. Woodard KIA
CP 2LT Russell S. Emerick KIA
BOMB 1LT Lt. Philip L. Bek POW later executed
ENG/TT T/SGT Leonard J. Skarr KIA
RO S/SGT Stewart D. Nisbet KIA
BT S/SGT Maurice F. Sayer KIA
WG SGT Chris B. Cousino KIA
WG SGT Boyd H. Parker KIA
TG CPL Julius Hamershlag KIA

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