B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29847 / High Ball

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29847 / High Ball


  • RCL: DS-T

History of
B-17 42-29847 / High Ball

Delivered Cheyenne 26/2/43; Pueblo 12/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-T] Polebrook 27/4/43; Missing in Action {4m} St Nazaire 28/6/43 with Bob Adams, Bombardier: Roy Sage, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Claggett,Tail gunner: Don Capper (4 Prisoner of War); Ball turret gunner: Dragie Yareff, Radio Operator: Ermyle Young, Waist gunner: Everett L. Brannen, Waist gunner: Joe Wolfe (4 Killed in Action), Co-pilot: George Gloudeman, Navigator: Joe Normile (2 evaded capture); enemy aircraft KO’d #3, crashed a mile from Muzillac, near St Nazaire, Fr. No MACR. HIGH BALL.

Last updated: 5. July 2022


B-17 42-29847 / High Ball Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Robert W. Adams POW
CP F/O George H. Gloudeman EVD
BOMB 2LT Roy L. Sage POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Everett L. Brannen KIA
RO T/SGT Ermyle E. Young KIA
BT S/SGT Dragie F. Yareff KIA
WG S/SGT Joseph S. Wolfe KIA
WG S/SGT William W. Claggett POW
TG S/SGT Donald F. Capper POW

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