B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24509 / Miss Swoose

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24509 / Miss Swoose


MACR: 16010


History of
B-17 41-24509 / Miss Swoose

Assigned 423BS/306BG Westover 15-August-1942, B-17F 41-24509, ‘Miss Swoose’ was damaged by AA fire between the Initial Point (IP) and the target which resulted in a fire on #3 engine during mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France on 9-Nov-42. Aircraft managed to drop its bomb load but had to be abandoned and crashed into the sea near the target. 6KIA 4POW MACR 16010.

Last updated: 4. November 2017


B-17 41-24509 / Miss Swoose Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT John R. Barnett POW
CP 2LT Lowell E. Kinney KIA
BOMB 2LT Norman R. Nelson KIA
ENG/TT SGT Frederick Mannello POW
RO T/SGT Francis M. Counselman POW
BT S/SGT Walter Crawford POW
WG S/SGT Charles R. Wilson KIA
WG S/SGT Bernard P. Papeika KIA
TG S/SGT Jack M. Madison KIA

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