B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29955 / Mr Five By Five

B-17 #42-29955 / Mr Five By Fivezoom_in

Source:
www.fold3.com

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: GN-I

MACR: 1324

Missions: 24

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History of
B-17 42-29955 / Mr Five By Five

Delivered Denver 17/3/43; Smoky Hill 5/4/43; Presque Is 29/4/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-I] Chelveston 16/5/43; {24m} Missing in Action Bremen 26/11/43 with Capt Addell Cote, Co-pilot: Clarry Bixler, Navigator: Wilbur Barnhill, Bombardier: John Hull{body washed up Terschelling Is, Hol. 13/2/44}, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Arter, Radio Operator: Vaughn Reaves, Ball turret gunner: Cecil May, Waist gunner: Theo Gomes, Waist gunner: John Micek,Tail gunner: Paul Gunsauls (10KIA rest of crew never found); mech fault, crashed Den Helder, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 1324. MR FIVE BY FIVE.

B-17 42-29955 / Mr Five By Five Details

B-17F #42-29955 Mr Five By Five was last seen ten kilometers west of Texel Island over the North Sea when it dropped out of formation with its wheels down on mission to Bremen on 26 November 1943. It apparently was under control at 10,000 feet. No parachutes were observed. Lt. Hull’s body washed up on Terschelling Island, Holland on 13 February, 1944. Rest of crew never found.

In January 2014 a fishing boat from Texel island got stuck on an obstacle on estimated crash position. Parts of a B-17 were in the nets. It is believed the parts can belong to Mr. Five by Five, based on the find-position. Under investigation.

Back row left to right: Wilbur R. Barnhill; John William “Bill” Hull; Alan Eckhart; Addell A. Cote
Front row left to right: Delvyn Smith; unknown; unknown; unknown; unknown; unknown; Vaughn Reaves

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B-17 42-29955 / Mr Five By Five Crew

PositionRankNameStatusNote
PCPTAddell A. CoteKIA
CP2LTClarence C. BixlerKIA
BOMB1LTJohn W. HullKIA
ENG/TTT/SGTJohn R. ArterKIA
ROT/SGTVaughn ReavesKIA
BTS/SGTCecil M. MayKIA
WGS/SGTJohn M. MicekKIA
WGS/SGTTheodore GomesKIA
TGS/SGTPaul GunsaulsKIA

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