B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24512 / Rose O’Day

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24512 / Rose O’Day


  • RCL: LG-N

MACR: 3721


History of
B-17 41-24512 / Rose O’Day

Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-N] Bangor 1-Sep-42; Bassingbourn 29-Sep-42; Missing in Action (MIA) 7+m Hamm 4-Mar-43. Aircraft sustained repeated attacks by fighters and crashed into the North Sea just of the southern tip of Texel Island, Holland. The crew was ordered to bale out, but most landed in the sea and were lost. Co-pilot: 1LT Harold E. Kious rescued by ferryboat Dr Wagemaker, and then captured as a POW. Missing Air Crew Report 3721. ROSE O’DAY.

Last updated: 5. May 2017


B-17 41-24512 / Rose O’Day Details

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B-17 41-24512 / Rose O’Day Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Ralph A. Felton, Jr. KIA
CP 1LT Harold E. Kious POW
BOMB 1LT William H. Hylton KIA
ENG/TT --- Elio Traverso KIA
RO S/SGT Robert M. Paul POW
BT S/SGT Robert J. Larson KIA
WG S/SGT Walter L. Bliven, Jr. KIA
WG S/SGT Braden C. Griffin POW
TG S/SGT Andrew H. Burnett KIA

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