B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-102597 / Stinker

B-17 #42-102597 / Stinkerzoom_in



  • RCL: K8-V

MACR: 8917

Missions: 41


History of
B-17 42-102597 / Stinker

Delivered Cheyenne 17/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; slated 303BG, Assigned 602BS/398BG [K8-V] Nuthampstead 3/5/44; (41m) Missing in Action Brux 12/9/44 with Jim Fields, Navigator: Goodrich White, Bombardier: Billy Gonser, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Mullendorf, Radio Operator: Dick Goodman, Ball turret gunner: Jim Somers, Waist gunner: Marvin Leach,Tail gunner: George Van Luven (8 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Lyman Cranston (RTD- picked up by Swedish boat, interned then returned UK); damaged by flak then Me109, and headed for Sweden, crashed in sea just off Trelleborg, Sweden; Missing Air Crew Report 8917 [?8916]. STINKER.

Published: 16. February 2018 / Last updated: 22. December 2019


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