B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24490 / Jack The Ripper

B-17 #41-24490 / Jack The Ripperzoom_in



  • RCL: DF-C

MACR: 2640


History of
B-17 41-24490 / Jack The Ripper

Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-C] Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/9/42; JACK THE RIPPER. Missing in Action 27+m Oschersleben 22/2/44 with Jim Considine, Co-pilot: Norman Stuckey, Bombardier: Jack Remers, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Melvin Washburn, Radio Operator: Jim Naughton, Ball turret gunner: John Dias, Waist gunner: John Stipewia & broke leg on landing, Waist gunner: Don Day,Tail gunner: Vernon PochardtWounded in Action (9 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Henry Schaub (KIA-chute failed to open); two Me 109s KO’d #2, dropped back aiming for cloud cover but more enemy aircraft KO’d two more engines, crashed Gremmendorf, near Albersloh, SE of Munster, Germany; Missing Air Crew Report 2640. (last original aircraft lost).

Last updated: 19. December 2017


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