B-17 Flying Fortress - Photo of B-17 41-24467

B-17 41-24467
Photo of B-17 #41-24467 / Grim Reaper



Delivered Ogden 21/7/42; force landed Hill Fd, Ut 19/8/42 with Ralph Dissaro; damaged at Cheyenne airport with Warren Dean 7/9/42 when brakes failed and it struck a passenger DC-3 owned by Utd Air Lines, rep; Assigned 422BS/305BG Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; Chelveston 6/12/42; transferred 368BS/306BG Thurleigh 20/1/43; Missing in Action Bremen 17/4/43 with Glen Lally, Co-pilot: Ben Hopkins, Navigator: Frank Ross, togg-Jim Curry, Radio Operator: Gene Lanning, Ball turret gunner: Alvin Johnson, Waist gunner: Leo Gallegos,Tail gunner: Bob McCeage (8 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jesse Downard, Waist gunner: Leno Off {chute failure} (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft caused severe fire & damage, crashed Aurich, near Wilhelmshaven, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 15525. THE GRIM REAPER.

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