B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24511 / Wheel ‘N Deal

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24511 / Wheel ‘N Deal


  • RCL: RD-W, LG-W

MACR: 1323

Missions: 22+


History of
B-17 41-24511 / Wheel ‘N Deal

Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-W] Westover 15/8/42; Thurleigh 13/10/42; transferred 322BS/91BG [LG-W] Bassingbourn 4/43; taxi accident with Bill Broley 16/4/43; Missing in Action Solingen 22+m 1/12/43 with John Wennerberg, Co-pilot: Bob Dickson, Navigator: Gene Cohalan, Bombardier: John Temple, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Squire Baker, Radio Operator: Nick Nicoletti, Ball turret gunner: Morris Schendleman, Waist gunner: Stan Kacprzyk, Waist gunner: Bill Cole (9 Prisoner of War),Tail gunner: Bill Roller (Killed in Action); flak hit #3, then another KO’d batteries, crashed River Rhine between Dusseldorf & Duisburg, Ger.. Missing Air Crew Report 1323. WHEEL ‘N DEAL.

Last updated: 31. December 2021


B-17 41-24511 / Wheel ‘N Deal Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT John T. Wennerberg POW
CP 2LT Robert A. Dickson POW
BOMB 2LT John W. Temple POW
ENG/TT SGT Squire Baker POW
RO S/SGT Nick J. Nicoletti POW
BT SGT Morris Schendleman POW
WG SGT Stanley T. Kacprzyk POW
WG SGT William C. Cole POW
TG SGT William E. Roller KIA

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