History of the
B-17 #41-24494

Assigned to 306BG/367BS at Westover 16-Aug-1942; Thurleigh 13-October-1942. 9-Nov-42 despatched on mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France it was damaged by flak. Upon return it landed at Portreath, over-ran the runway, overran a dirt berm and crashed into a field. The Navigator 2Lt William L. Eubank was thrown through the nose but was only shaken up. The Bombardier 1Lt William P. Erickson was KIA by flak over the target. The aircraft was salvaged on 12-November-1942.

Crew 41-24494

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
PMAJHarry HoltRTD
CP1LTRalph J. GastonRTD
BOMB1LTWilliam P. EricksonKIA
ENG/TTT/SGTLester D. QuantRTD
ROT/SGTJohn D. JonesRTD
BTS/SGTPercy C. BolingerRTD
WGS/SGTAlbert J. ConteRTD
WGSGTE. E. KennedyRTD
TGSGTRudolph C. GarciaRTD

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