History of the
B-17 #42-29620

Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/43; Salina 9/2/43; Assigned 303BG Molesworth 15/4/43; transferred 367BS/306BG [GY- ] Thurleigh 17/4/43; Missing in Action St Nazaire 1/5/43 with Owen Luby, Co-pilot: Thad Powell, Navigator: Evan Clayton, Bombardier: Louis Wichmer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Alexander, Radio Operator: Rueben Van Sickle, Ball turret gunner: Tom Oakman, Waist gunner: Elmer Wenzel, Waist gunner: Bob Teegarden,Tail gunner: Ed Zabawa (10 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, ditched Channel off Brest Harbour, Fr Missing Air Crew Report 15715.

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  1. von Edward Zabawa am 06. December 2018 5:05 Uhr

    I was named after the tail gunner, Edward Zabawa, killed in action on the Flying Fortress B-17 #42-29620 May 1, 1943. I am trying to gather as much information about him, his crew, his plane that I can especially any photos of him and/or the crew and/or the plane he was on that crash landed into the English Channel. Thank you.

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