B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-107207

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107207


  • RCL: IW-O

MACR: 5304


History of
B-17 42-107207

Delivered Tulsa 21/3/44; Kearney 2/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-O/D] Deenethorpe 2/5/44; Missing in Action Oschersleben 30/5/44 with Alpheus Kilmer, Co-pilot: Jim Hunter, Navigator: Bill Griggs, Bombardier: John Wilson{Wounded in Action}, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Delois Deitsch, Waist gunner: Bob Hicks, Waist gunner: Jim Alexander (7 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Bob Brooks, Ball turret gunner: Ed Gormley,Tail gunner: Angelo Mannisi (3 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Everingen, seven miles NW of Helmstedt Afd, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 5304.

Last updated: 10. February 2018


B-17 42-107207 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Alpheus L. Kilmer POW
CP 2LT James M. Hunter POW
BOMB 2LT John H. Wilson POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Delois F. Deitsch POW
RO T/SGT Robert L. Brooks KIA
BT S/SGT Edward M. Gormley KIA
WG S/SGT Robert G. Hicks POW
WG S/SGT James S. Alexander POW
TG SGT Angelo A. Manisi KIA

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