B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29584 / Sad Sack

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29584 / Sad Sack


MACR: 3253


History of
B-17 42-29584 / Sad Sack

Delivered Cheyenne 15/1/43; Salina 23/1/43; Morrison 10/3/43; Assigned 429BS/2BG Navarin 19/3/43; (2m) Missing in Action Villaorba airfield, Italy, 18/3/44 with Pilot Clifford E. Magnuson; Co-pilot: Theodore G. Lauterbach; Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albert E. Smith; Radio Operator: Vernon A. Jensen*; Right Waist gunner: Joe C. Ferguson; Left Waist gunner: Leo C. Rossi; Tail gunner: Ira W. Parker Jr*; Navigator: Raymond E. Horne Jr*; Bombardier: Raymond L. McKee*; Ball turret gunner: Laurence H. Meidl (Killed in Action) – (* = all from 463rd BG); gas leak #2 tank, six chutes seen, crashed near Cerknica and Postonja, Slovenia. Seven men managed to evade capture and 2 were POWs : Raymond Horne and Raymond McKee. Missing Air Crew Report 3253. SAD SACK.

Last updated: 23. August 2017


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