B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-2536

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2536



History of
B-17 41-2536

Delivered MacDill 29/1/42; Assigned 28BS/19BG Hawaii 3/42; transferred 43BG Melbourne, Aus.; damaged Rabual 7/8/42 with J. Doherty, (gunner Killed in Action); Missing in Action in Japanese shipping raid off Lae, New Guinea 22/11/42, with John Frost (65BS/43BG), Co-pilot: Bob Guenther, Navigator: P/O Alan Fairfax (RAAF), Bombardier: Frank Colburn, Gerald Shaughnessy, Roger Feind, Carl Griffin, Arnold Osborn, Paul Paulson, David Thomas (10 Killed in Action) and crashed in sea. No trace or MACR. (6 chutes seen off Lae).

Last updated: 12. June 2017


B-17 41-2536 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT John Frost II KIA
CP 2LT Robert A. Guenther KIA
BOMB 2LT Frank M. Colburn KIA
ENG/TT CPL Gerald P. Shaughnessy KIA
RO PVT Roger H. Feind KIA
BT PVT Carl A. Griffi KIA
WG PVT Arnold G. Osborn KIA
WG PVT Paul H. Paulson KIA
TG PVT David J. Thomas KIA

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