B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-2990 / Dame Satan

B-17 #42-2990 / Dame Satanzoom_in



  • RCL: LG-R

MACR: 277


History of
B-17 42-2990 / Dame Satan

Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-R] West Palm Beach 14/12/42; Bassingbourn 10/1/43; Missing in Action 11+m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Pilot Jack A. Hargis; Ball turret gunner: Starr A. Tucker (2 Killed in Action); Navigator: Carlyle H. Darling; Bombardier: Edward P. Winslow Jr (broke leg on bailing out); Radio Operator: Victor Ciganek; Ball turret gunner: Gerald H. Tucker (4 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Carl N. Smith; Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jarvis Allen; Left Waist gunner: Albert Diminno; Tail gunner: Leland G. Judy (4 evaded capture). Enemy aircraft hit #2 engine and 42-2990 dropped back before being hit again. Crashed Montroeul-au-Bois, near Frasnes-lez-Buissenal, Hainaut, Belgium. Missing Air Crew Report 277. DAME SATAN.

Last updated: 3. May 2020


B-17 42-2990 / Dame Satan Details

B-17 #42-2990 Dame Satan. Screenshot from Memphis Belle Movie (1944)

Observation made by S/Sgt. Edward F. Fee

A/C flying #3 of element to our right and above (believe to be A/C 990) was hit by E/A and ripped down on one side and rolled over absolutely shot up and A/C acted as if pilot and co-pilot had been killed and “went down like a ton of bricks”. Last sighted at 1422 at 49°38’N – 08°12′ E.

No parachutes came from this A/C.


B-17 42-2990 / Dame Satan Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Jack A. Hargis KIA
CP 2LT Carl N. Smith EVD
BOMB 2LT Edward P. Winslow Jr POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Jarvis Allen EVD
RO T/SGT Victor Ciganek POW
BT SGT Starr A. Tucker KIA
WG S/SGT Albert T. Diminno EVD
WG S/SGT Gerald H. Tucker POW
TG S/SGT Leland G. Judy EVD

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