B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-107084 / Betty’s Revenge

B-17 #42-107084 / Betty’s Revengezoom_in



  • RCL: IW-G

MACR: 9760 / KSU/ME/KU: 3177

Missions: 31


History of
B-17 42-107084 / Betty’s Revenge

Delivered Tulsa 16/2/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Grenier 3/4/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-G] Deenethorpe 16/4/44; Missing in Action Politz, Ger 7/10/44 with Alex Harasym, Clarry Barsuk, Glen Topic, Jarvis Friduss, Emanuel Saylor, John Bailey, George Capps (7 Prisoner of War); Albt Parker, John Marshall (2 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Politz; Missing Air Crew Report 9760. BETTY’S REVENGE.

Last updated: 4. September 2022


B-17 42-107084 / Betty’s Revenge Details

Intense, extremely accurate flak surrounding synthetic oil plant at Politz.

Controls were shot away (this was announced over VHF) and heard by crew-members who observed incident, going down in vertical dive.

Source: MACR 9760


B-17 42-107084 / Betty’s Revenge Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Alexander Harasym POW
CP 1LT Clarence S. Barsuk POW
BOMB 1LT John James Marshall KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Glen Leroy Topic POW
RO T/SGT Jarvis Hale Friduss POW
BT S/SGT Emanuel Theodore Saylor POW
WG SGT John Scudder Bailey POW
TG S/SGT George Calvin Capps POW

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