B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-107057 / Spirit of 96

B-17 #42-107057 / Spirit of 96zoom_in

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Manufacturer:
Douglas

  • RCL: BK-T

MACR: 9414

Missions: 55

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History of
B-17 42-107057 / Spirit of 96

Delivered Tulsa 8/2/44; Gr Island 19/2/44; Presque Is 5/3/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-T] Grafton Underwood 11/4/44; Missing in Action Frankfurt 25/9/44 with Noel Plowman, Co-pilot: Larry Ferguson, Navigator: Ed Cheresnik, Bombardier: Carl Hart, Radio Operator: Gordon Maxa (5 Killed in Action); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Cameron, Ball turret gunner: Armando Oliva, Waist gunner: Frank Anderson,Tail gunner: Ken Lentz (4 Prisoner of War); flak KO’d tailplane just after bombs away, crashed Bad Soden, W of Frankfurt, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 9414. SPIRIT OF ’96.

Last updated: 19. October 2018

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B-17 42-107057 / Spirit of 96 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Noel E. Poleman KIA
CP F/O Lawrence Winston Ferguson KIA
BOMB 2LT Carl Johnston Hart KIA
ENG/TT SGT Robert Allen Cameron POW
RO SGT Gordon Raymond Maxa KIA
BT S/SGT Armando Olivia POW
WG SGT Frank J. Anderson POW
TG SGT Kenneth Malvin Lentz POW

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