B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24609 / Holy Mackerel

B-17 #41-24609 / Holy Mackerelzoom_in



  • RCL: BN-Q

MACR: 15069


History of
B-17 41-24609 / Holy Mackerel

Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-Q] Bangor 3-Oct-42; Molesworth 22-Oct-42. On 23-Nov-43 the aircraft flown by Maj. George L. Robinson was the lead aircraft of the 303BG formation in the attack on the U-Boat Pens at St. Nazaire, France on the 4th mission for the Group. The aircraft was damaged by flak and the Navigator, Capt Harold Fulghum, thinking that the flak had killed the pilot, baled out of the aircraft and was taken Prisoner. No MACR issued. On 4-Apr-43 the aircraft was declared Missing in Action on a mission to bomb the Renault Armament Works at Paris, France. Shot down by enemy aircraft and crashed at Bocasse, 12 miles N of Rouen, France. 6KIA 4POW MACR 15069

Last updated: 21. December 2019


B-17 41-24609 / Holy Mackerel Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Ercil F. Eyster KIA
CP 2LT Fred H. Hayward KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Harold J. Dunham KIA
RO SGT Edmund R. Thornton POW
BT --- Eugene A. B. Nicosia KIA
WG SGT George T. Morton POW
WG S/SGT Robert C. Alizer POW
TG S/SGT Floyd E. Bauer KIA
TOG S/SGT Marcus K. Davis POW

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