B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24527 / The Sky Wolf aka Great Speckled Bird

B-17 #41-24527 / The Sky Wolf aka Great Speckled Birdzoom_in

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Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: LL-D, DF-Y

MACR: 274

Missions: 27+

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History of
B-17 41-24527 / The Sky Wolf aka Great Speckled Bird

Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL- ] Bangor 6/9/42; Bassingbourn 1/10/42; 1m transferred 324BS [DF-Y]; Missing in Action 27+m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Bill Munger, Co-pilot: Dave Gladhart, Navigator: John Brickley, Bombardier: Tony Kalupy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Latta, Radio Operator: Howie Schultz, Ball turret gunner: Arnold Musum, Waist gunner: Bob Blair, Waist gunner: Bernie Bedrock,Tail gunner: Rich Teague (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft KO’d #3 & #4, smoking as it dropped further behind crashed Waldeschaff, six miles E of Aschaffenburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 274. THE SKY WOLF aka GREAT SPECKLED BIRD.

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B-17 41-24527 / The Sky Wolf aka Great Speckled Bird Details

Observation made by 1st Lt. James D. Worley at 1450 from altitude of 21500 feet. A/C 527 was badly hit by E/A before reaching the I.P. and was last seen in vicinity of Aschaffenburg at at altitude of 13000 feet, with #3 and #4 engines smoking badly spiraling downward under control. Ten (10) parachutes were seen same from this A/C.

Source: MACR 274

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B-17 41-24527 / The Sky Wolf aka Great Speckled Bird Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT William S. Munger POW
CP 2LT David F. Gladhart POW
BOMB 2LT Anthony A. Kalupy POW
ENG/TT T/SGT George A. Latta POW
RO S/SGT Harold T. Schultz POW
BT S/SGT Arnold B. Musum POW
WG S/SGT Robert S. Blair POW
WG S/SGT Bernard Bedrock POW
TG S/SGT Richard W. Teague POW

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