B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-2525 / Madame X

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MACR: 799


History of
B-17 41-2525 / Madame X

Delivered Ogden 25/1/42; Hill 15/2/42; Cheyenne 11/4/42; Lowry 5/5/42; Hamilton 27/5/42; slated RAF but transferred 98BS/11BG Hawaii; transferred 31BS/5BG Guadalcanal; at least eight missions, three Japanese aircraft to its credit along with one warship sunk during the Battle of Midway; Missing in Action Kahilia, Bougainville, 10/6/43 with Richard Snoddy, plus crew ?, simply FTR. Missing Air Crew Report 799. MADAM X.

Last updated: 16. April 2021


B-17 41-2525 / Madame X Details

Search for this missing crew was made on 11 June 1943 by three(3) 31st Bomb Sq (H) planes led by Captain Carroll. Results ware negative. Several Navy planes also searched and results wore also negative.

On 12 June 1943 two 31st Bomb Sq (H) planes led by Captain Roberts conducted a search and again the resulta wer negative.

Inasmuch as this missing crow apparently went down over or close to the target area search was very difficult.

Source: MACR 799

B-17E #41-2525 / Madame X

B-17 41-2525 / Madame X Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Richard A. Snoddy KIA
CP 1LT Frank D. Sprague KIA
BOMB T/SGT Lawrence O. Habermehl KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT J. H. Swanner KIA
RO M/SGT Carl M. Mosher KIA
BT SGT Clifford M. Wolff KIA
WG S/SGT Lawrence E. Hill KIA
TG S/SGT Frederick W. Swonsey KIA

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