History of the
B-17 #41-24486 / Man O’ War

B-17F 41-24486 ‘Man O’ War’ assigned 306BG/367BS Westover 17-August-42; Thurleigh 13-October-1942; Missing in Action on mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St Nazaire, France. 9-Nov-1942. Hit by flak KO’d #2, with two others damaged, crashed into the harbour at St. Nazaire, France. 11KIA MACR 16172.

Crew 41-24486 / Man O’ War

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P2LTJames M StewartKIA
CP2LTWilliam W Dickey, Jr.KIA
BOMB2LTJohn A. CreamerKIA
ENG/TTT/SGTCharles J. Meriwether, Jr.KIA
ROT/SGTThomas A. McMillanKIA
BTS/SGTRaymond C. SchmoyerKIA
WGS/SGTGeorge R. RumphKIA
WGS/SGTJack M. WheelerKIA
TGSGTMartin M. BartheKIA
OBS---Hugh L. LanganKIA

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  1. von Hugh L. Mac Faden am 17. August 2019 0:12 Uhr

    H L Langan was my grand uncle and I was named after him. I never met him and my grandmother signed to get him into the AAF. Her Husband was an officer with the 15th AAF and was in the ETO during this time too. May they all rest as heroes do in peace on the bottom of the Bay of Biscay.

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