B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24604 / Arkie

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24604 / Arkie

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: KY-D

MACR: 15443

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History of
B-17 41-24604 / Arkie

Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-D] Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; forced landing base Pilot: Sydney Smith 26/1/42; on 27/1/43 battle damage w/Lyle M. Adams, 2POW (bailed) 8RTD; MIA Wilhelmshafen 26/2/43 w/Capt Everett Tribbett, Co-Pilot: Harry Reardon, Navigator: Gene Valhala, Bombardier: Walt Ewing, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Carroll Johns, Radio Operator: Bernie Saltz, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Ford, Waist Gunner: Alby Schlosser, Tail Gunner: Darrell Coats, passengers-Lts Arnold Mercier, Julius Dorfman (12POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Hookseil, 10 miles N of Wilhelmshafen, Germany. MACR 15443. ARKIE.

Last updated: 25. May 2018

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B-17 41-24604 / Arkie Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P CPT Everett E. Tribbett POW
CP 1LT Harry F. Reardon POW
BOMB 2LT Walter C. Ewing POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Oliver Moore POW
RO S/SGT Carroll S. Johns POW
BT S/SGT Bernard Saltz POW
WG S/SGT William A. Ford POW
WG S/SGT Albert Schlosser POW
TG S/SGT Darrel W. Coats POW
OBS 2LT Arnold H. Mercier POW
OBS 2LT Julius Dorfman POW

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