History of the
B-17 #42-102580

Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-Q] Deenethorpe 3/5/45; Missing in Action Dessau 28/5/44 with Bill Protz, Ball turret gunner: Frank Bartak, Waist gunner: Alby Reinhardt, Waist gunner: Glenn Cliff,Tail gunner: Jim Appleby (5 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Dick Barnett, Navigator: Alvin Stiegel, Bombardier: Sam Bennett, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Morrow, Radio Operator: Wayne Wicks (5 Killed in Action); direct flak hit in radio room, causing fire and explosion, crashed four miles E of Aken, three miles W of Dessau, Ger; MACR 5307.

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