B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-102544 / Sack Time

B-17 #42-102544 / Sack Timezoom_in



  • RCL: GN-K, PU-K

MACR: 14168

Missions: 110


History of
B-17 42-102544 / Sack Time

Delivered Cheyenne 12/3/44; Gr Island 7/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-K] Molesworth 12/5/44, 360BS [PU-K]; Missing in Action Dresden {110m} 17/4/45 with Blaine Thomas, Max Bartholomew, Joe Bananno, Harry Haynes, Walter Smith, Luis Contreras (6 Prisoner of War); Ed Eschinger, Melvin Carlson (2 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Dresden; Missing Air Crew Report 14168. SACK TIME.

Last updated: 2. February 2020


B-17 42-102544 / Sack Time Details

Lt. Blaine E. Thomas crew in front of B-17 Shoo Shoo Baby (#42-97311):
Back row: S/Sgt. Walter E. Smith -Radio Operator; S/Sgt. Harry W. Haynes, Jr. – Engineer; Sgt. Melvin Conrad Carlson – Tail Gunner; Sgt. Edward Gilbert Eschinger – Gunner; Sgt. Louis L. Contreras – Ball Turret Gunner
Front row: 2Lt. Max Richard Bartholomew – Copilot; 2Lt Blaine E. Thomas – Pilot; Lt Roger Clinton Lee – Bombardier; 2Lt Walter L. Lacy – Navigator


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