B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29778 / Green Fury

B-17 #42-29778 / Green Furyzoom_in



  • RCL: LG-M

MACR: 897


History of
B-17 42-29778 / Green Fury

Delivered Denver 18/2/43; Salina 10/3/43; Smoky Hill 15/4/43; Dow Fd 18/4/43; Assigned: 338BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 25/4/43 GREEN FURY; Transferred: 322BS/91BG [LG-M] Bassingbourn 24/8/43; MIA Anklam 9/10/43 Pilot: Alex Stewart, Radio Operator: Bob Smith, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Keefer, Waist Gunner: Durell Clayton, Waist Gunner: Len Waldron, Tail Gunner: Carl Chase (6KIA), Co-Pilot: Don Strunk, Navigator: Bill Turcotte, Bombardier: Jim Brown, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Leo Severson (4POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed close to Neu Brandenburg, Germany. MACR 897.

Last updated: 17. November 2020


B-17 42-29778 / Green Fury Details

At 1130, 12500 feet, just before the I.P. A/C No. 42-29778 from this Group, received a head on attack from an FW 190 and No. 3 engine caught fire. A/C left formation under control, and later all four engines began to burn. A/C was seen to hit ground. As many as 9 chutes were reported.

This is reported by S/Sgt. Leonard L. Gibbs.


B-17 42-29778 / Green Fury Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Alexander W. Steward KIA
CP 2LT Donald L. Strunk POW
BOMB 2LT James R. Brown POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Leo R. Severson POW
RO T/SGT Robert J. Smith KIA
BT S/SGT William J. Keefer KIA
WG S/SGT Durell Clayton KIA
WG S/SGT Leonard A. Waldron KIA
TG S/SGT Carl L. Chase KIA

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