History of the
B-17 #42-29874 / El Conquistador

Delivered Cheyenne 2/3/43; Pueblo 14/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-J] Polebrook 16/4/43; battle damaged Bochum 8m 12/8/43 with Jose Garcia, Co-pilot: Groth, Navigator: Ben Schohan, Bombardier: Sheets; Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Zibas, Radio Operator: Ralph Crane, Ball turret gunner: Tomas Romero, Waist gunner: Zeitler, Waist gunner: Bent (9RTD – 3wia);Tail gunner: Ed Henninger (Killed in Action); ?; crash landed Leiston a/fd, Sfk, UK; Salvaged 16/8/43. EL CONQUISTADOR.

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  1. von Daniel A. Stein am 21. September 2018 3:55 Uhr

    My grandfather was the navigator. You’ve got his name spelled incorrectly. Ben Schohan was his name. (Pronounced: SHOWHAN).

    Thanks so much,
    Daniel Stein


    • von b17flyingfortress.de am 21. September 2018 8:30 Uhr

      Thank you,

      I have corrected the name of your grandfather.


  2. von Samantha Zeitler am 13. June 2019 22:55 Uhr

    Seymour Zeitler was my grandfather. If anyone has any information or photos I would love to connect.


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