B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29756 / Big Chief II

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29756 / Big Chief II


MACR: 16142 (15829?)


History of
B-17 42-29756 / Big Chief II

Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/43; Walker 26/2/43; Salina 10/3/43; Mitchell 8/4/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ- ] Grafton Underwood 20/4/43; Missing in Action Kiel 13/6/43 with Bill McKell, Co-pilot: Chas Sweeney, Navigator: Stewart Bachtelle, Bombardier: Alf Anderagg, Radio Operator: Marlowe Smithson (5 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Treece, Ball turret gunner: Roy Crozier, Waist gunner: Ben Green, Waist gunner: Lloyd Fisher,Tail gunner: Frank Watermanbody recovered 14/8/43 (5 Killed in Action); shot down by enemy aircraft crashed Baltic Sea between Pellworm and Hallikoog, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 16142 (15829?) . BIG CHIEF II.

Last updated: 13. August 2021


B-17 42-29756 / Big Chief II Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT William E. McKell POW
CP 1LT Alfred F. Anderegg POW
BOMB 2LT Charles E. Sweeney POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Marlow E. Smithson POW
RO T/SGT George N. Treece KIA
BT S/SGT Roy D. Grozier KIA
WG S/SGT Lloyd A. Fisher KIA
WG S/SGT Benjamin Green KIA
TG S/SGT Francis E. Waterman KIA

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