History of the
B-17 #42-102975 / Verna E.

Delivered Cheyenne 25/4/44; Kearney 3/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-F] Thurleigh 6/6/44; Missing in Action Dresden 14/2/45 with Jack Henley, Co-pilot: Roy Stewart, Navigator: Warren Becker, Bombardier: Herb Whitaker, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Vic Coppa, Radio Operator: Dan McCarthy, Ball turret gunner: Ray Hanson, Waist gunner: Albt Harcarik,Tail gunner: Fred Piepenbrink (9 Prisoner of War); flak KO’d two engines, crashed Nachtsheim, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 12324. VERNA E.

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  1. von don Morrison am 06. December 2018 16:54 Uhr


    I have several photos of this aircraft from early feb 1945 when it landed at Hardwick. If you are interested, please send me an email.




    • von b17flyingfortress.de am 06. December 2018 17:02 Uhr

      Hi Don, I have send you an email.


    • von Aaron am 13. February 2019 21:07 Uhr


      Would love to see the pictures. Raymond Hanson is my grandfather.


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