B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-107068 / Powerful Katrinka

B-17 #42-107068 / Powerful Katrinkazoom_in


  • RCL: WA-O

MACR: 6737


History of
B-17 42-107068 / Powerful Katrinka

Delivered Tulsa 10/2/44; Gr Island 15/2/44; Grenier 5/3/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [WA-O] Kimbolton 11/4/44; Missing in Action Toulouse 25/6/44 with Tom Butcher, Co-pilot: Joe Wells, Navigator: Franklin Vita, Bombardier: Dick Daniels, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Reid, Radio Operator: Rollin Bonham, Ball turret gunner: Ben Burseth, Waist gunner: Rudi Supper,Tail gunner: Ralph Crawford (9INT); flak damage, crashed Espinal-Mezquiriz, Navarra, Spain; Missing Air Crew Report 6737. POWERFUL KATRINKA.

Last updated: 13. March 2020


B-17 42-107068 / Powerful Katrinka Details

Photo shows John G. Hamlin and crew.

Witness report from MACR 6737

A/C 42-107068 was last seen leaving the formation in the vicinity of the target, Toulouse, France. The A/C was presumably hit by flak. The co-pilot of this A/C called out over the radio, saying that they were being force to abandon the A/C. Evidently the A/C was under control.

1Lt. John L. Wanner
Air Corps, Pilot


B-17 42-107068 / Powerful Katrinka Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Thomas D. Butcher, Jr. INT
CP 2LT Joseph L. Wells INT
BOMB 2LT Richard Daniels INT
ENG/TT T/SGT Robert H. Reid INT
RO T/SGT Rollin L. Bonham INT
BT S/SGT Bennie G. Burseth INT
WG S/SGT Rudolph F. Supper INT
TG S/SGT Ralph F. Crawford INT

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