History of the
B-17 #42-102445

Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 5/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-R] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; (23m) Missing in Action Noball V-1 sites 8/7/44 with George Wilson (KIA – went down with ship);Tail gunner: Reg Ferguson (evaded capture); Co-pilot: Vernon Atkinson, Navigator: Dick Dunn, Bombardier: Bob Perry, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sanford Walke, Radio Operator: George Vela, Ball turret gunner: Martin Hansen, Waist gunner: Gerald Dye (7 Prisoner of War); flak KO’d #1 & #2, crashed Money Cayeux, near Rouen, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 7217.

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  1. von Erik Bornemeier am 27. February 2019 6:41 Uhr

    I found the plane 8 July 2018. Exactly to the day they crashed! Now I am trying to locate is remains, which, I feel are at the crash site. More to come!!

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    • von b17flyingfortress.de am 27. February 2019 8:54 Uhr

      Sound interesting. Please let me know if you find some parts.

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