History of the
B-17 #42-29928

Delivered Cheyenne 12/3/43; Walla Walla 25/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Presque Is 29/4/43; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-W] Ridgewell 23/6/43; Missing in Action 2m Le Mans 4/7/43 with Olof Ballinger, Navigator: Paul McConnell, Tail gunner: Bill Howell, Waist gunner: Francis Owens (but died of exposure in Pyrenees en route to Spain) (4 evaded capture); Bombardier: George Williams, Ball turret gunner: Albert Wackerman, Waist gunner: Harry Bauscher (3 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: John Carah, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Lane, Radio Operator: Byron Gronstal (3 Prisoner of War); shot down by FW190, crashed La Coulanche, near Tours, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 161.

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