B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-107225

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107225


  • RCL: V

MACR: 7388 / KSU/ME/KU: 2701


History of
B-17 42-107225

Delivered Tulsa 28/3/44; Kearney 6/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 22/4/44; MIA Eindhovenl 9/8/44 Pilot: Horace Bradshaw, Tim Ahren, Bill Farriss, George Blanford, Mike Billey, Alex Jablonski, Bill Kirk (7POW); Roy Martin (EVD); Frank Doucette (KIA); flak, crashed Eindhoven, Hol. MACR 7388.

Last updated: 8. August 2021


B-17 42-107225 Details

Following statement obtained by S-2 Seetion, 452nd Bomb Group (H) at interrogation after return of mission:

Enroute in to the target the Wing encountered bad weather, and in an attempt to go under the overcast, the 452nd B Group encountered the outer flak defenses of Liege. A/C #225 was hit at this point and jettisoned its bombs and fell behind the formation. Was last seen at approx. co-ordinates noted above on the deck under control, with three engines feathered.

Source: MACR 7388


B-17 42-107225 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Horace F. Bradshaw POW
CP 2LT Timothy I. Ahren POW
BOMB 2LT George A. Blanford POW
ENG/TT S/SGT Roy O. Martin EVD
RO S/SGT Michael Billey POW
BT SGT Frank E. Doucette KIA
WG S/SGT Alexander P. Jablonski POW
TG S/SGT William J. Kirk POW

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