B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29724 / Little Minnie

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29724 / Little Minnie

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: XM-B, UX-K, WA-H

MACR: 1718

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History of
B-17 42-29724 / Little Minnie

Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/43; Pueblo 19/2/43; Salina 24/2/43; Brookley 19/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-B] Bassingbourn 20/4/43; Earls Colne 12/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; Transferred 327BS/92BG [UX-K] Alconbury 3/8/43; Transferred 524BS/379BG [WA-H] Kimbolton 4/9/43; then 526BS [LF-H]; Missing in Action Osnabruck 22/12/43 with Ed Mueller, Co-pilot: Carl Helton, Navigator: Pascal Lynott, Bombardier: Turley Bird, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Emery, Radio Operator: Jesse Hembree, Ball turret gunner: Joe Kampf, Waist gunner: Ransom Jacobs, Waist gunner: Herman Thomas,Tail gunner: Bob Blankenship (10 Killed in Action); ditched North Sea, near Frisian Island. Missing Air Crew Report 1718. LITTLE MINNIE.

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B-17 42-29724 / Little Minnie Crew

PositionRankNameStatusNote
P2LTEdward T. MuellerKIA
CP2LTCarl Helton Jr.KIA
BOMB2LTTurley E. Bird Jr.KIA
ENG/TTS/SGTGeorge G. Emery jr.KIA
ROS/SGTJesse A. HembreeKIA
BTS/SGTJoseph W. KampfKIA
WGS/SGTRansom S. JacobsKIA
WGS/SGTHerman C. ThomasKIA
TGS/SGTRobert P. BlankenshipKIA

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