B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29896 / Tondelayo

B-17 #42-29896 / Tondelayozoom_in



  • RCL: FO-Y/V

History of
B-17 42-29896 / Tondelayo

Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/43; Sioux City 20/3/43; Tinker 28/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 16/4/43. Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-Y/V] Kimbolton 2/5/43. Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Bohn Fawkes, Co-pilot: Chas Mauldin, Navigator: Elmer Bendiner, Bombardier: Bob Hejny, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Larry Reedman, Radio Operator: Fred Reinhard, Ball turret gunner: Walt Gray, Waist gunner: John Leary, Waist gunner: Harry Edwards,Tail gunner: Mike Arooth (10 Returned to Duty); ditched Channel, all rescued by Air Sea Rescue launch HSL180 from Dover, Kent, UK. No MACR. TONDELAYO.

Last updated: 2. July 2019


B-17 42-29896 / Tondelayo Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Bohn E. Fawkes, Jr. RTD
CP 2LT Charles A. Mauldin RTD
BOMB 2LT Robert L. Hejny RTD
ENG/TT T/SGT Lawrence H. Reedman RTD
RO T/SGT Frederick J. Reinhard RTD
BT T/SGT Walter J. Gray RTD
WG S/SGT John A. Leary RTD
WG S/SGT Harry L. Edwards RTD
TG T/SGT Michael Arooth  RTD

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