B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24516 / Meltin’ Plot

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24516 / Meltin’ Plot



History of
B-17 41-24516 / Meltin’ Plot

Assigned 368BS/306BG Westover 24-August-42; Gander, Nfd 6-September 1942, ditched Lough Foyle, N.I. near Magilligan Point, Londonderry, 6-September-1942 en route Prestwick, then Thurleigh. Down in shallow water, crew walked ashore (10RTD) Written off 31-October 44. MELTIN’ POT. No MACR.

Last updated: 4. November 2017


B-17 41-24516 / Meltin’ Plot Details

Aircraft lost two engines en-route to Thurleigh and was ditched into the sea near Magilligan Point, Northern Ireland.


B-17 41-24516 / Meltin’ Plot Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P CPT William (Curtis) Melton RTD
CP CPT Alexander Kramarinko RTD
BOMB --- Robert T. Levy RTD
ENG/TT T/SGT William L. Cherry RTD
RO --- Mahlon E. Snover RTD
BT S/SGT Leland J. Kessler RTD
WG --- Gilbert G. Shoemaker RTD
TG S/SGT Ernest P Garland RTD
PASS 2LT Jesse L.Wilburn RTD

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