History of the
B-17 #42-107058 / White Angel

Delivered Tulsa 8/2/44; Gr Island 19/2/44; Grenier 29/2/44; force landed Gr Island with Rich Buttorff 8/3/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD- ] Grafton Underwood 24/4/44; 546BS [BK-C]; detailed Hannover 5/8/44 with Frank Mead, Co-pilot: Tom Daniel, Navigator: Jerry Bryson (3 Returned to Duty), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Joyce, Radio Operator: Alex Vennell, Ball turret gunner: John Treat, ng-Howard Dillon, Waist gunner: Harry Woods,Tail gunner: Vince Castiglione (6 Prisoner of War), they bailed out when hydraulic motor fire caused intense smoke in cockpit, rest in crew brought ship home; Missing in Action Eisenbach 11/9/44 with Jim Chadwick, Co-pilot: Edgar Grantham, Bombardier: Bob Verbryka, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Virgil Brown, Radio Operator: Dave Liebmann, Ball turret gunner: Henry Schoonover, Waist gunner: Louis Merfeld (7 Killed in Action); Navigator: Leslie White,Tail gunner: Ken Klumpp (2 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Zechau, S of Liepzig, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 8903. WHITE ANGEL.

Crew 42-107058 / White Angel

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P2LTJames Woodrow ChadwickKIA
CP2LTEdgar Harry GranthamKIA
BOMB2LTRobert Merrill VarbrykeKIA
ENG/TTSGTVirgil Darrah BrownKIA
ROS/SGTDavid Peter LiebmannKIA
BTSGTHarry Kermit SchoonoverKIA
WGSGTLouis Leonard MerfeldKIA
TGSGTKenneth Bernard KlumpPOW

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  1. von Brad Merfeld am 23. October 2018 2:00 Uhr

    Louis Merfeld was my Grandfather. Louis’ son was born after he was KIA. RONALD MERFELD born January 1945.

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    • von b17flyingfortress.de am 23. October 2018 9:01 Uhr

      I updated the crew list now. Thank you!

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