B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29641 / Black Swan

B-17 #42-29641 / Black Swanzoom_in


  • RCL: JJ-V

MACR: 4483


History of
B-17 42-29641 / Black Swan

Delivered Cheyenne 26/1/43; Salina 9/2/43; Assigned: 422BS/305BG [JJ-V] Chelveston 21/3/43; MIA Nantes 4/7/43 Pilot: Frank Scott, Co-Pilot: Bob Brazeal, Navigator: Bill Bailey, Bombardier: Leslie Stone, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Marvin Williams, Radio Operator: Ray Malaby, Ball Turret Gunner: John Kowalski, Waist Gunner: Frank Hatzke, Waist Gunner: Aubrey King, Tail Gunner: Albert King (10KIA); flak set radio room on fire SE of Belgium. e Isle, W of St Nazaire, crashed Bay of Biscay. MACR 4483. BLACK SWAN.

Last updated: 4. July 2021


B-17 42-29641 / Black Swan Details

There is no eye-witness account on this A/C available but it was reported to have developed a terrific fire in the Radio Room about 7 miles south-east of Belle Isle. Seven chutes were seen, one ablaze. These who were able to bail out must have landed at least 5 miles from land.

Source: MACR 4483


B-17 42-29641 / Black Swan Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Frank W. Scott KIA
CP 2LT Robert C. Brazeal KIA
BOMB 1LT Leslie O. Stone KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Marvin D. Williams KIA
RO T/SGT Raymond G. Malaby KIA
BT S/SGT John C. Kowalski KIA
WG SGT Frank A. Hatzke KIA
WG S/SGT Aubrey W. King KIA
TG S/SGT Albert King KIA

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