B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24507 / Yankee Raider

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24507 / Yankee Raider


  • RCL: BO-G, BK-B, JD-B

MACR: 772


History of
B-17 41-24507 / Yankee Raider

Assigned to the 368BS/306BG [BO-G] Westover 25/8/42; Thurleigh 17/9/42; transferred SBA trainer 11/4/43; transferred to the 546th BS, squadron code BK-B, 384th BG, Station 106, Grafton Underwood 23/8/43; transferred to the 545th BS, squadron code JD-B; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with James Edwin Armstrong, Radio Operator: Walter L. House, Waist gunner: Clifford Hammock (3 evaded capture), Co-pilot: Robert L. Stoner, Navigator: Charles C. Carlin, Bombardier: Wilbert Y K Yee, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bruno E. Edman, Waist gunner: Olen Grant,Tail gunner: Eldore T. Daudelin, (6 Prisoner of War), Ball turret gunner: James H. Redwing (Killed in Action); shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed near old Etrepagny airfield, 11 miles NW of Gisors, France. Missing Air Crew Report 772. YANKEE RAIDER.

Last updated: 28. January 2022


B-17 41-24507 / Yankee Raider Details

Aircraft #41-24507 presumed to have been abandoned near the channel while over France, 6 September 1943, and is believed to have been lost due to battle damage to one or more of its engines and lack of sufficient gasoline to return. This Aircraft had been knocked from the formation and straggling, and at the actual time of abandonment of crash, it was far behind the formation and no observations could be made. There were no actual eye-witnesses to the abandoning or crashing of this Aircraft.

Source: MACR 772


B-17 41-24507 / Yankee Raider Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT James E. Amstrong EVD
CP 2LT Robert L. Stoner POW
BOMB 2LT Wilbert Y. K. Yee POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Bruno E. Edman POW
RO T/SGT Walter L. House EVD
BT S/SGT James H. Redwing KIA
WG SGT Eldore L. Daudelin POW
WG SGT Olen Grant POW
TG S/SGT Clifford Hammock EVD

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