B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24602 / Yardbird

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24602 / Yardbird


  • RCL: PU-A

History of
B-17 41-24602 / Yardbird

Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-A] Bangor 14-Oct-42; Molesworth 16-Oct-42; On the 29-May-43 mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France the aircraft was damaged by flak over the target and then attacked and shot down by fighters and crashed at Menior du Launay in the community of Pluebian,France. 2KIA 8POW No MACR issued.

Last updated: 28. August 2017


B-17 41-24602 / Yardbird Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Joseph E Trojan POW
CP 1LT Thomas A. Vaughn KIA
BOMB 1LT Jack W. Stewart POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Paul H Prescott KIA
RO S/SGT Cecil E. Craft POW
BT S/SGT Joseph R. Sunderlin POW
WG S/SGT Martin A. Semonick POW
WG S/SGT Frank W. Bartless POW
TG S/SGT Lincoln T. O’Connell POW

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