B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-2616 / The Blue Goose

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2616 / The Blue Goose


MACR: 16104


History of
B-17 41-2616 / The Blue Goose

Delivered Ogden 22/2/42; slated RAF but transferred 98BS/11BG Hawaii 24/5/42; also 7BG, painted blue all over; Missing in Action when hit by ship flak on bomb run over Guadalcanal 29/9/42 with Frank T. Waskowicz, Co-pilot: Clarry Marthey, Navigator: Art Platt, Bombardier: Joe Todd, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: David Dixon, as-eng-J.W. Childers, Radio Operator: J.W. Joslin, Waist gunner: Nenry Nosalik,Tail gunner: Bob Thomas (9 Killed in Action); explosion blew off wing and crashed into sea. Missing Air Crew Report 16104. THE BLUE GOOSE.

Last updated: 13. June 2017


B-17 41-2616 / The Blue Goose Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Frank T. Waskowitz KIA
CP 1LT Clarence L. Marthey KIA
BOMB 1LT Joseph M. Todd KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT David G. Dixon KIA
RO S/SGT J. W. Joslin KIA
TG CPL Robert G. Thomas KIA
--- S/SGT J. W. Childers KIA Assistant Engineer
--- CPL Henry C. Nosalik KIA Asst Radio

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