B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24624 / Madame Betterfly

B-17 #41-24624 / Madame Betterflyzoom_in



  • RCL: KY-J, JJ-J

MACR: 15549


History of
B-17 41-24624 / Madame Betterfly

Delivered Geiger 1/9/42; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-J] Presque Is 22/10/42; Grafton Underwood 29/10/42; transferred 422BS [JJ-J]; Missing in Action Kiel 19/5/43 with Capt Chas Clark, Co-pilot: Bob Ruse, Navigator: John Ward, Bombardier: Chas Woodworth, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Everett Howard, Radio Operator: Ken Baldridge,Tail gunner: Lewis Clayton (7 Prisoner of War); Ball turret gunner: Earl Rheinhardt, Waist gunner: Louis Haviland, Waist gunner: Ken Edwards (3 Killed in Action); flak, ditched in mouth of Keil harbor. Missing Air Crew Report 15549. MADAME BETTERFLY.

Last updated: 11. February 2018


B-17 41-24624 / Madame Betterfly Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P CPT Charles D. Clark POW
CP 2LT Robert L. Ruse POW
BOMB 2LT Charles R. Woodworth POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Everett A. Howard POW
RO T/SGT Kenneth W. Baldridge POW
BT S/SGT Earl H. Rheinhardt KIA
WG S/SGT Louis P. Haviland KIA
WG S/SGT Kenneth L Edwards KIA
TG S/SGT Lewis F. Clayton POW

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