B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-102448 / Mexican Hay Ride

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102448 / Mexican Hay Ride


  • RCL: JD-P

MACR: 4242

Missions: 4


History of
B-17 42-102448 / Mexican Hay Ride

Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned: 545BS/384BG [JD-P] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; MIA Berlin 29/4/44 Pilot: Jim Bouvier, Co-Pilot: Bob Green, Navigator: Harry Gantert, Bombardier: Louis Silk, Radio Operator: Ralph Andrews, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Neal, Waist Gunner: Jack King, Waist Gunner: John Jones, Tail Gunner: Bob Morgan (9POW); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Casimir Wagner (KIA – shot by ME109 on way down); Enemy aircraft, crashed Stackelitz, nine miles NW of Coswig-Anhalt, 37 miles SW of Berlin, Germany. MACR 4242.

Published: 27. February 2019 / Last updated: 18. November 2018


B-17 42-102448 / Mexican Hay Ride Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P --- James Andrew Bouvier POW
CP --- Robert John Green POW
BOMB --- Louis Allan Silk POW
ENG/TT --- Casimer John Wagner KIA
RO --- Ralph Cash Andrews, Jr POW
BT --- Willam Neal POW
WG --- John Evan Jones POW
WG --- Jack H. King POW
TG --- Robert William Morgan POW

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