B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29740

B-17 #42-29740zoom_in


  • RCL: AW-G, QW-R, OR-P

MACR: 896


History of
B-17 42-29740

Delivered Cheyenne 11/2/43; Rapid City 22/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-G] Grafton Underwood 14/4/43; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; transferred 412BS/95BG [QW-R] force landed Alconbury after sustaining NBD with Don Eastling 19/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; 4m, transferred 323BS/91BG [OR-P] Bassingbourn 12/9/43; 1st with 91BG Missing in Action Anklam 9/10/43 with Morris Gutto, Navigator: Edgar Richardson, Bombardier: Alva Allen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Crain, Waist gunner: Merle Hilgert (5 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Chas Loeber, Radio Operator: Herschel Kelley, Ball turret gunner: John Delaney, Waist gunner: John Bird,Tail gunner: Chas Alishouse (5 Killed in Action); hit by enemy aircraft rocket attacks, crashed Dorpumfeld, near Tolk, 17 miles W of Flensburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 896.

Last updated: 6. May 2024


B-17 42-29740 Details

At 1300 hours 12,300 feet, at 55°51″N – 08°30″E. Aircraft no. 42-29740 from this group was seen with its no. 4 engine smoking and a 20mm hole in right elevator, but under control, and heading for Denmark.

This was reported by 2nd Lt. William H. Weise.

Source: MACR 896

It is credibly assumed that this B-17 never bore the name “Tondelayo”. But was confused with the B-17 42-29470.


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