History of the
B-17 #42-29742 / Barrel House Bessie

Delivered Cheyenne 11/2/43; Salina, Ks 5/3/43; Salinas, Cal 9/3/43; Assigned: MTO but Transferred: 366BS/305BG [KY-M] Chelveston 8/4/43; MIA St Nazaire 29/5/43 Pilot: Jim Stevenson, Co-Pilot: Clinton Bush, Navigator: Bob Curtis, Bombardier: C. Veach, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: C.L. Bitton, Radio Operator: Fred Huther, Ball Turret Gunner: Chester Hack, Waist Gunner: J.S. Chew, Tail Gunner: Alex Delgado (9RTD); Waist Gunner: Ralph Erwin (KIA); flak, ditched off Start Point, Devon, UK. No MACR.

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