B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29898 / Scarlett O’Hara

B-17 #42-29898 / Scarlett O’Harazoom_in



  • RCL: WA-K/I

MACR: 1762 / KSU/ME/KU: 27


History of
B-17 42-29898 / Scarlett O’Hara

Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/43; Sioux City 19/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Bangor 13/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-K/I] Kimbolton 22/4/43; Missing in Action Bochum 12/8/43 with Ralph Osborne, Radio Operator: Mildred Fambrough, Ball turret gunner: Larry Truman, Waist gunner: Warren Dayton, Waist gunner: Chas Irwin,Tail gunner: Howie Scruggs (6 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Les Jones, Navigator: Bill Hand, Bombardier: Tom Wickham, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Pat Keenan (4 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed near Metternich, NW of Bonn, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1762.

Last updated: 27. February 2020


B-17 42-29898 / Scarlett O’Hara Details

From MACR:
We had been shot up pretty bad but were still flying! The Last thing we heard on the inter-phone was a report that almost all of our guns were out & then the pilot was cursing the Huns just before he gave the order to bailout. Lt Osborne was still at the controls when the Co-Pilot & Engineer bailed. They said he had his chest chute on & told them to go that he would be right behind them but as they left the ship they saw the cockpit section was engulfed in flames. Then the aircraft exploded.


B-17 42-29898 / Scarlett O’Hara Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Ralph H. Osborne KIA
CP 2LT Leslie E. Jones POW
BOMB 2LT Thomas C. Wickham POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Patrick J. Keenan POW
RO T/SGT Mildred O. Fambrough KIA
BT S/SGT Lawrence E. Truman KIA
WG S/SGT Warren T. Dayton KIA
WG S/SGT Charles B. Irwin KIA
TG S/SGT Howard R. Scruggs KIA

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