B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29943 / Situation Normal

B-17 #42-29943 / Situation Normalzoom_in



  • RCL: BG-K, OE-K

MACR: 2890

Missions: 44


History of
B-17 42-29943 / Situation Normal

Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/43; Smoky Hill 26/3/43; Dow Fd 31/5/43; Assigned 305BG Chelveston 15/6/43; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-K] Alconbury 16/6/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; 335BS [OE-K] Horham 15/6/43; 12/9/43 with A.R. Witt f/d RAF Morton Calence (?); 20/12/43 with A.R. Witt force landed Bungay afd; 31/12/43 with F.G. Vansant force landed RAF Eastchurch; 44m, Missing in Action Oldenburg 6/3/44 with Albert Mailman, Co-pilot: John Cassidy, Navigator: Dave Hazlett, Bombardier: Marion Beal, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Frantz (5 Killed in Action); Radio Operator: Ray McDowell, Ball turret gunner: Jim Wint, Waist gunner: Wilbur Cooper, Waist gunner: Henry Baswell,Tail gunner: Bill Henderson (5 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft attack near Haseluenne, ship exploded, crashed Ellinghausen, near Barnsdorf, 15 miles NE of Diepholz, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2890. SITUATION NORMAL.

Last updated: 27. April 2018


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