B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29921 / Oklahoma Okie

B-17 #42-29921 / Oklahoma Okiezoom_in



  • RCL: DF-Z

MACR: 1976 / KSU/ME/KU: 555


History of
B-17 42-29921 / Oklahoma Okie

Delivered Denver 13/3/43; Assigned 27BS/2BG New Castle 6/4/43; force landed Meeks Fd, Iceland with John O’Brien 17/4/43; transferred 324BS/91BG [DF-Z] Bassingbourn 23/5/43; Missing in Action 29+m Cognac 31/12/43 with Bayard Dudley, Co-pilot: Glen Neff, Bombardier: Jack Hill, Ball turret gunner: Joe Young,Tail gunner: Roy Adkins (5 Killed in Action), Navigator: Edgar Moore, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Orlin Gregory, Radio Operator: Alex Fontecchio, Waist gunner: Jim Ross, Waist gunner: Bill Hennig (5 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft riddled cockpit, with radio room afire, then #2, crashed Salaces, near Lesperon, 15 miles N of Dax, near Bordeaux, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 1976. OKLAHOMA OKIE.

Last updated: 10. April 2021


B-17 42-29921 / Oklahoma Okie Details

At 1158 hours, 4428N – 0115W, A/C 42-29921 was seen to explode in mid-air after dropping down to 8000 feet due to engine, fuselage and nose being on fire from hits registered by enemy aircraft. From 2 to 10 parachutes were observed.

Source: MACR 1976

42-29921 ‘Oklahoma Okie’ Pictures

1LT Leonard Cox
LT. J. T. Lundy & Lt. Leonard L. Cox
Sgt. Arnold B. Musum (POW 17 August 1943)
S/Sgt. Edward L. Lawler (L) & T/Sgt. William G. Dickson (KIA: 22 June 1943 on #42-29998, 6 days after this picture)
42-29921 with DF-Z after loss of 42-3053 / Desperate Journey on 21 May 1943, which had DF-Z before

B-17 42-29921 / Oklahoma Okie Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Bayard T. G. Dudley KIA
CP 2LT Glen E. Neff KIA
BOMB 2LT Jack E. Hill KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Orlin O. Gregory POW
RO S/SGT Alex P. Fontecchio POW
BT S/SGT Joseph B. Young, Jr. KIA
WG S/SGT James C. Ross POW
WG S/SGT William Hennig POW
TG SGT Roy L. Adkins KIA

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