B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24483 / Spirit of Alcohol

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  • RCL: LG-U

MACR: 15632


History of
B-17 41-24483 / Spirit of Alcohol

Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-U] Bangor 2/9/42; Bassingbourn 29/9/42; Missing in Action Kiel 19/5/43 with Edwin Baxley, Co-pilot: Jim Breeden, Navigator: Jim Fulmer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jarvis Hall (4 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: Art Poston, Radio Operator: Bill Peeler, Ball turret gunner: Gene Trimble, Waist gunner: Bill Rathgerber body never found, Waist gunner: Art Berkovitz,Tail gunner: Harrell Thompson (6KIA, plus unknown British news man); shot down with engine out and crashed Kiel Bay and exploded. Missing Air Crew Report 15632. SPIRIT OF ALCOHOL.

Last updated: 29. February 2020


B-17 41-24483 / Spirit of Alcohol Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Edwin L. Baxley POW
CP 1LT James E. Breeden POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Jarvis E. Hall POW
RO T/SGT William H. Peeler KIA
BT S/SGT Eugene C. Trimble KIA
WG S/SGT William A. Rathgeber KIA
WG S/SGT Arthur I. Berkovitz KIA
TG S/SGT Harrell H. Thompson KIA
TOG T/SGT Arthur L. Poston KIA

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