B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29571 / Charley Horse

B-17 #42-29571 / Charley Horsezoom_in



  • RCL: VK-L

MACR: 1033

Missions: 32


History of
B-17 42-29571 / Charley Horse

Delivered Denver 6/1/43; Salina 12/1/43; Mobile 23/1/43; Salina 31/1/43; Homestead 4/2/43; Morrison 8/2/43; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-L] Molesworth 6/4/43; {32m} Missing in Action Duren 20/10/43 with Bill Hartigan, Navigator: Lorin Douthett, Radio Operator: Bob Ward (3 evaded capture), Co-pilot: Ed Goddard, Bombardier: Bernie Dorsey, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clement Resto, Ball turret gunner: Val Stoddard,Tail gunner: Jim Ince, foto-Ralph Moffett (6 Prisoner of War), Waist gunner: Chas Dove (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Cambrai, near Mons, Bel. Missing Air Crew Report 1033. CHARLIE HORSE.

Last updated: 19. February 2020


B-17 42-29571 / Charley Horse Details

Crashed in forest of Mormal.

Based on research of Bernard Feutry.


B-17 42-29571 / Charley Horse Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT William R. Hartigan EVD
CP 2LT Lorin F. Douthett EVD
BOMB 2LT Bernard F. Dorsey POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Clement Resto POW
RO T/SGT Robert L. Ward EVD
BT S/SGT Val F. Stoddard POW
WG S/SGT Charles J. Dove KIA
WG S/SGT John W. Lowther POW
TG S/SGT James T. Ince POW
PHOTO SGT Ralph Moffett POW

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