B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-102435 / Double Wallop

B-17 #42-102435 / Double Wallopzoom_in



  • RCL: HB784, B

MACR: 7746 / KSU/ME/KU: 2597

Missions: 16


History of
B-17 42-102435 / Double Wallop

Delivered Cheyenne 3/3/44; Dorval 10/3/44; Assigned RAF [HB784]; transferred USAAF 31/3/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG [B] Knettishall 1/7/44; Missing in Action Munich 31/7/44 with Jim Crider, Co-pilot: Fred Gordon, (no nav), Bombardier: Bill Stewart, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Young, Radio Operator: Ed Levy, Ball turret gunner: Albt South, Waist gunner: John Kreitzman,Tail gunner: Gene Johnson (8 POW); flak, crashed Legau, S of Memmingen, Ger, close to Swiss border. Missing Air Crew Report 7746.

Last updated: 16. October 2021


B-17 42-102435 / Double Wallop Details

A/C 435 was flying No. 2 position of the high squadron of the 388th A (lead Group). At the IP, No. 4 engine was smoking, the prop windmilling and the a/c was losing gas. The a/c dropped back from the formation and then called the group leader and requested a heading to Switzerland and presumably went there. No chutes reported.

Source: MACR 7746


B-17 42-102435 / Double Wallop Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT James Leach Crider POW
CP 2LT Fred J. Gordon POW
BOMB 2LT William Richard Stewart POW
ENG/TT SGT Charles Ray Young POW
RO SGT Edward H. Levy POW
BT SGT Albert South POW
WG SGT John Robert Kreitziman POW
TG SGT Eugene Poe Johnson POW

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