B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29701 / In The Mood

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29701 / In The Mood


  • RCL: TU-B

MACR: 15719


History of
B-17 42-29701 / In The Mood

Delivered Denver 3/1/43; Pueblo 12/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-B] Polebrook 17/4/43; Missing in Action {1m} Kiel 19/5/43 with Bob Mansfield, Navigator: Dave Nash, Bombardier: Sid White (3 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Don Jasinek, Radio Operator: Elmer Peterson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Anchors, Waist gunner: Cliff Cole, Ball turret gunner: Louis Strumolo, Waist gunner: Willard Backman,Tail gunner: Tom Higgins (7 KIA); flak hit #3 which was smoking badly, bombs were dropped then ditched Baltic Sea; Missing Air Crew Report 15719. IN THE MOOD.

Last updated: 11. June 2022


B-17 42-29701 / In The Mood Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Robert W. Mansfield POW
CP 2LT Donald L. Jasinek KIA
BOMB 2LT Sidney A. White POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Charlie E. Anchors KIA
RO T/SGT Elmer L. Peterson KIA
BT S/SGT Louis S. Strumolo KIA
WG S/SGT Clifford H. Cole KIA
WG S/SGT Willard A. Backman KIA
TG SGT Thomas V. Higgins KIA

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