B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-102547 / Rose of York

B-17 #42-102547 / Rose of Yorkzoom_in



  • RCL: GY-F

MACR: 12283

Missions: 63


History of
B-17 42-102547 / Rose of York

Delivered Cheyenne 12/3/44; Gr Island 22/3/44; Dow Fd 3/4/44; Assigned 401BG Deenethorpe 2/5/44; transferred 367BS/306BG [GY-F] Thurleigh 5/5/44; Missing in Action 63M Berlin 3/2/45 with Vernon Daley, Co-pilot: Joe Carbine, Navigator: Paul Becker, Bombardier: Bob Crede, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Reisel Horn, Radio Operator: Pofirio Marquez, Ball turret gunner: George Petrillo, Waist gunner: Silvio DeZolt,Tail gunner: Okey Coplin, BBC press-Guy Byam (10 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Channel; Missing Air Crew Report 12283. ROSE OF YORK.

Last updated: 17. September 2022


B-17 42-102547 / Rose of York Details

The after mission report contains the following:

No flak observed enroute target. From approximately 1118 hours until 1122 hours encountered moderate to heavy, accurate, tracking flak over Berlin at 26,500 feet altitude. Flak bursts black. No rockets observed.

Aircraft 547-F, pilot Daley, lagging , reported to leader at 1140 hours that one engine was out, another losing gasoline.

And the Missing Air Crew Report Number 12283 contains the remarks:

Intense, accurate tracking flak from 4 minutes before bombs away, lasting 8 minutes. No enemy aircraft encountered by this group.

When formation was 2/3 of way across the English Channel, Lt. Daley was heard to say he thought he could reach English Coast. Was not heard from since.

2Lt. Jesse L. Patten picked up the messages over VHF.


B-17 42-102547 / Rose of York Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Vernon F. Daley KIA
CP 2LT Joseph J. Carbine KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Reisel R. Horn KIA
RO T/SGT Pofirio J. Marquez KIA
BT S/SGT George W. Petrillo KIA
WG S/SGT Silvio O. DeZolt KIA
TG SGT Okay R. Coplin KIA
TOG S/SGT Robert E. Crede KIA
PASS --- Guy F. Byam KIA BBC Press

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