History of the
B-17 #41-24553 / Cherry

Assigned to Syracuse 16-Sep-42;Presque Isle 19-Oct-42; Grafton Underwood 25-Oct-42; Missing in Action, 6-Dec-42 on a mission to bomb the Atclier d’Hellemmes locomotive factory at Lille, France. Shot down by Uffz Schnell (3/JG26), crashed near Lille, France. First group loss. 9KIA 1POW No MACR issued.

Crew 41-24553 / Cherry

P2LTWilliam A. PrenticeKIA
CP2LTHarold W. SchrokaKIA
BOMB2LTHenry J WebberPOW
ENG/TTM/SGTStewart R. SaundersKIA
ROS/SGTThomas G PerryKIA
BTS/SGTJoseph W. GleasonKIA
WGS/SGTSamuel Q. JonesKIA
WGS/SGTEdward H. BlountKIA
TGS/SGTLeahmon E. BryantKIA

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