B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29941 / Tarfu aka TS Tarfu aka TS Too

B-17 #42-29941 / Tarfu aka TS Tarfu aka TS Toozoom_in



  • RCL: MS-R

MACR: 884 / KSU/ME/KU: 218; AV 388/43

Missions: 15


History of
B-17 42-29941 / Tarfu aka TS Tarfu aka TS Too

Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/43; Smoky Hill 26/3/43; Dow Fd 12/4/43; Assigned: 337BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43 TARFU; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; Transferred: 535BS/381BG [MS-R] Ridgewell 15/7/43 TS TARFU; MIA {15m} Bremen 8/10/43 Pilot: Capt Edwin Manchester, Co-Pilot: Capt Elton Jukes, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim O’Donnell, Radio Operator: Lorenzo Darrington, Ball Turret Gunner: Art Tucker, Waist Gunner: Anthony Budzic (6KIA), Navigator: Marvin Smith, Bombardier: Keith Moore, Waist Gunner: Matthew Berk, Tail Gunner: Wade McCook (4POW); flak blew ship in half, crashed Talge, 22 miles N of Osnabruck, Germany. MACR 884. TS TOO. (TARFU)

Last updated: 2. September 2020


B-17 42-29941 / Tarfu aka TS Tarfu aka TS Too Details

B-17F 42-29941 last seen with number 2 engine afire and number 4 engine feathered. It slipped back out of my sight and I did not see any more of him.

Sgt. Steward S. Hanson

B-17F 42-29941 was last seen at 1510 prior to turning from target. At this time, ship 42-30864 started to go down. When I saw 42-29941, his engine were all turning over okay but he seemed to be banking to the right to avoid running into 42-30864, which had continued on course over the target area. This ship, 42-29941, must have been hit as he climed and banked to avoid the other ship, for he never did come up to take his “would be” position in the first element of the lead squadron.

2LT. Edison Eichhorn


B-17 42-29941 / Tarfu aka TS Tarfu aka TS Too Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P CPT Edwin W. Manchester KIA
CP CPT Elton D. Jukes KIA
BOMB 1LT Keith D. Moore POW
ENG/TT T/SGT James J. O'Donnell KIA
RO T/SGT Lorenzo H. Darrington KIA
BT S/SGT Arthur L. Tucker KIA
WG S/SGT Anthony F. Budzic KIA
WG S/SGT Mathew Berk POW
TG S/SGT Wade McCook POW

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