B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24592 / Madame Butterfly

B-17 #41-24592 / Madame Butterflyzoom_in



  • RCL: KY-G

MACR: 1345


History of
B-17 41-24592 / Madame Butterfly

Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-G] Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Floyd MacSpadden, Co-pilot: Jack Noce, Navigator: Daniel Boone, Bombardier: Mo O’Connell, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Januszewski, Radio Operator: George Snyder, Ball turret gunner: Lennie Tompkins, Waist gunner: Ralph Hays, Waist gunner: Elvis Rosletti,Tail gunner: Harry Hergesheimer (10INT); no fuel, force landed Dubendorf, Switz. Missing Air Crew Report 1345. MADAME BUTTERFLY; Returned to the USA 15/9/45 (now Confederate AF as KY-D, MADAME BUTTERFLY.

Last updated: 2. April 2021


B-17 41-24592 / Madame Butterfly Details

B-17F #41-24592 / Madame Butterfly was damaged and lost fuel during the mission on 09 September 1943. For this reason, the crew decided to leave the formation for Switzerland and landed safely at Dübendorf Airfield.

After the war, B-17F #41-24592 was flown back to Burtonwood, England on 01 September 1945.

41-24592 / Madame Butterfly on 3 September 1943 – 6 days before landed at Dübendorf, Switzerland

B-17 41-24592 / Madame Butterfly Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Floyd E. Mac Spadden INT
CP 2LT Jack S. Noce INT
BOMB 2LT Maurice G. O'Connell INT
ENG/TT S/SGT Joseph C. Januszewski INT
RO T/SGT George E. Snyder, Jr. INT
BT S/SGT Lonnie E. Tompkins INT
WG T/SGT Ralh E. Hays INT
WG S/SGT Elvio Roscetti INT
TG S/SGT Henry E. Hergesheimer INT

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