B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24503 / Pandora’s Box

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24503 / Pandora’s Box

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: DF-E

MACR: 16162

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History of
B-17 41-24503 / Pandora’s Box

B-17F 41-24503 ‘Pandora’s Box’ assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-E] Bangor 30-August-42; Bassingbourn 29-September-42; Missing in Action 23-Nov-42 while flying as Group Lead on mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St Nazaire, France. Enemy aircraft shot out #3, and aircraft dropped back and crashed into the sea 30 miles northwest of St. Nazaire. 11KIA MACR 16162

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B-17 41-24503 / Pandora’s Box Crew

PositionRankNameStatusNote
PMAJHarold C. SmelserKIA
CPCPTDuane L. JonesKIA
BOMB2LTPhillip K. BaxterKIA
ENG/TTT/SGTAlvy G. MastersKIA
ROT/SGTLouis E EmersonKIA
BTSGTFidel HernandezKIA
WGS/SGTDoyt L. WatsonKIA
WGSGTJohn L. BoomerKIA
TGS/SGTJoseph MedvedKIA
OBSCPTGeorge C. Wahl, Jr.KIA

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