B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24611 / Boomerang

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24611 / Boomerang

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: JJ-W

MACR: 16236

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History of
B-17 41-24611 / Boomerang

Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-W] Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; flew Gen Eaker to Casablanca 15/1/43; MIA St Nazaire 16/2/43 Pilot: Capt Chas Steenbarger, Bombardier: Joe Varhol, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Carey Ford, Radio Operator: Fred Dewig, Ball Turret Gunner: Lowell Lewis, Waist Gunner: Don Wall, Tail Gunner: Chas Gilbert, photo-Norris Miller (8POW); Navigator: John Carpenter (KIA); Co-Pilot: Tom Mayo, Waist Gunner: Dale Markland (2EVD); Enemy aircraft, crashed Etang Lake, near Pleucadeuc, 17 miles E of Vannes, Fr. MACR 16236. BOOMERANG.

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B-17 41-24611 / Boomerang Details

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B-17 41-24611 / Boomerang Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P CPT Charles J. Steenbarger POW
CP 1LT Thomas P. Mayo EVD
BOMB 1LT Joe J. Varhol POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Carey B. Ford POW
RO S/SGT Frederick J. Dewig POW
BT S/SGT Lowell R. Lewis POW
WG S/SGT Dale Markland EVD
WG T/SGT Donald R. Wall POW
TG S/SGT Charley L. Gilbert POW
PHOTO T/SGT Norris C. Miller POW

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