B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30008 / Ready Teddy

B-17 #42-30008 / Ready Teddyzoom_in



  • RCL: PY-T

MACR: 2255


History of
B-17 42-30008 / Ready Teddy

Delivered Denver 28/3/43; Cheyenne 30/3/43; Smoky Hill 4/4/43; Dow Fd 12/4/43; Presque Is 16/4/43; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-T] Alconbury 25/4/43; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 30/1/44 with Wayne Larsen, Co-pilot: Chester Bennett, Bombardier: Joe Ante, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Nicula, Radio Operator: Clifton Wright, Ball turret gunner: Don Bushee (6 Killed in Action); Navigator: Herb Blowers, Waist gunner: Bob Teverson, Waist gunner: Hoyle Barnes,Tail gunner: Leo Bachand (4 Prisoner of War); mid air coll with 42-97441 over Obershagen, crashed a mile W of Oberslagen, N of Burgdorf, 25 miles NW of Braunschweig, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2255. READY TEDDY.

Last updated: 18. September 2017


B-17 42-30008 / Ready Teddy Details

Mid air collision with B-17 #42-97441


B-17 42-30008 / Ready Teddy Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Wayne H. Larsen KIA
CP 2LT Chester S Bennett KIA
BOMB 2LT Joseph N Ante KIA
ENG/TT S/SGT John P Nicula KIA
RO S/SGT Clifton O Wright KIA
BT SGT Donald L Bushee KIA
WG S/SGT Robert F Teveson POW
WG S/SGT Hoyle O Barnes POW
TG SGT Leo E Bachand POW

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