B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29735 / Rum Boogie

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29735 / Rum Boogie



History of
B-17 42-29735 / Rum Boogie

Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/43; Walker 26/2/43; Smoky Hill 29/3/43; Presque Is 5/4/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43 RUM BOOGIE; Andrews Fd 13/6/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 532BS/381BG Ridgewell 16/7/43; Missing in Action 2m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with George Darrow, Co-pilot: John Howcroft, Navigator: Ralph Waldman, Bombardier: Phil Rokosa, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carl Hartnett, Radio Operator: Jack Kaufman, Ball turret gunner: Clarry Jones, Waist gunner: Jim Baker, Waist gunner: Rich Morrison,Tail gunner: Paul Howard (10 Returned to Duty); damaged in fighter attack, ditched North Sea 20 miles E of Felixstowe, Sfk., all rescued. No MACR.

Last updated: 20. June 2020


B-17 42-29735 / Rum Boogie Details

The crew of Lt. George Darrow one day after their rescue, when they had to make an emergency landing in the North Sea on their return flight from the Schweinfurt mission.

B-17 42-29735 / Rum Boogie Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P F/O George Darrow RTD
CP 2LT John Howcroft RTD
BOMB 2LT Philip Rofosa RTD
ENG/TT S/SGT Carl Hartnett RTD
RO T/SGT Jack Kaufman RTD
BT S/SGT Clarence Jones RTD
WG S/SGT James Baker RTD
WG S/SGT Richard Morrison RTD
TG S/SGT Paul Howard RTD

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