B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-102565 / The Ugly Duckling

B-17 #42-102565 / The Ugly Ducklingzoom_in

Source:
www.398th.org

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: 3O-M

MACR: 11147

Missions: 68

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History of
B-17 42-102565 / The Ugly Duckling

Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-M/H] Nuthampstead 27/4/44. On mission of 30/8/44 with Bill McCartney, (8 Returned to Duty); Navigator: Darrell Argubright (KIA-bailed out over Baltic Sea when smoke started in fuselage, fire put out and ship came home to land RAF Langham, Nfk.; (68m) Failed to return from Misburg 26/11/44 with Ben Rolfe, Co-pilot: Paul Doyle, Navigator: Vernon Anderson, Bombardier: Dick Rimmer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Price, Radio Operator: Frank Iaconis, Ball turret gunner: Jim Coulson, Waist gunner: Arthur Schmidt,Tail gunner: Tom Pozder (9 Killed in Action); flak, crashed into Ijsselmeer, near Zwolle, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 11147.

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B-17 42-102565 / The Ugly Duckling Details

Failed to return from Misburg 26/11/44 with Ben Rolfe, Co-pilot: Paul Doyle, Navigator: Vernon Anderson, Bombardier: Dick Rimmer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Price, Radio Operator: Frank Iaconis, Ball turret gunner: Jim Coulson, Waist gunner: Arthur Schmidt,Tail gunner: Tom Pozder (9 Killed in Action); flak, crashed into Ijsselmeer, near Zwolle, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 11147.

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B-17 42-102565 / The Ugly Duckling Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Benjamin G. Rolfe KIA
CP 2LT Paul E. Doyle KIA
BOMB S/SGT Richard W. Rimmer KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Joseph M. Price KIA
RO S/SGT Frank Iaconis KIA
BT SGT James B. Coulson KIA
WG S/SGT Arthur P. Schmidt KIA
TG S/SGT Thomas S. Pozder KIA

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