B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-107058 / White Angel

B-17 #42-107058 / White Angelzoom_in



  • RCL: BK-C

MACR: 8903

Missions: 38


History of
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.

Last updated: 23. March 2019


B-17 42-107058 / White Angel Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT James Woodrow Chadwick KIA
CP 2LT Edgar Harry Grantham KIA
BOMB 2LT Robert Merrill Varbryke KIA
ENG/TT SGT Virgil Darrah Brown KIA
RO S/SGT David Peter Liebmann KIA
BT SGT Harry Kermit Schoonover KIA
WG SGT Louis Leonard Merfeld KIA
TG SGT Kenneth Bernard Klump POW

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